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Modric wants to retire at Real

Luka Modric has admitted that he would like to retire at Real Madrid, and says he thinks he is playing well

The Croatian midfielder is, like his illustrious Santiago Bernabeu team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, eager to spend the rest of his playing career with the La Liga giants, GOAL reports.

The Croatian midfielder has moved to the Bernabeu for £30 million from Tottenham Hotspur back in 2012. And since day one, he has been productive for the Spanish giants. He has won the La Liga title, the Champions League and the Club World Cup as well, doing all of these multiple times.

Modric has emerged as a key figure in Zinedine Zidane’s plans and, while currently working under a contract until 2020, is hoping to see out his playing days in Madrid, GOAL continues.

“I’ve always had confidence and had it in my mind that I was going to go far. Signing for Real Madrid and winning titles is a dream come true. There are not many players who have managed to retire whilst playing for such a team and let’s see what happens. That is my real aim,” he told Codere.

“That is my character, I always strive for more. Even if I am satisfied with what I have done, I always look to the next. You have to enjoy it for as long as it lasts. That is what pushes me forward and is part of my being.”

The midfielder was also asked whether he would retire at the Spanish capital, and he said: “I would really like to, but things don’t depend on me. What depends on me is what I do on the pitch.”

“I am not the one who runs the club, that is for those in charge. My job is on the pitch and I think I am doing it well, the rest I can’t control,” Modric concluded.