On March 11th, the Spanish media "AS" wrote an article analyzing modric’s future in Real Madrid. AS believes that modric has the ability to continue playing for Real Madrid, no matter from modric or coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The AS newspaper wrote: modric’s career is not over yet. At the age of 38, most football players begin to plan the last step of their career, but modric is more ambitious than ever. In the next few months, he wants to continue playing for the Croatian national team and renew his contract with Real Madrid. Because he feels that he has enough strength to do it, has enough courage, and is eager to prove that age is just a number.
Ancelotti said: "if a player’s ability reaches the standard, his age is not important." If you can’t be a starter, you won’t be a starter at the age of 17. The same is true for 35 or 37 years old. The coach’s job is to evaluate every day. Maldini won the Champions League at the age of 39. He can complete weekly training and he can play, because if you are better than others, you have to play. "
Modric also said after the Liverpool game: "I feel good. I want to move on, but I have to talk to the club and find out what they think. I want to move on because I deserve it, not because they gave it to me. They never gave me anything, and they won’t give it now. I make a concrete plan and get back to my state bit by bit. I was affected after FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, but I feel good. "