…and now they chant his name. While he sits on the bench. Injured.
The Real Madrid faithful chanted Luka Modrić’s name Sunday in the 63rd minute of their 1-1 draw against Villareal at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Modrić has been sidelined since injuring his thigh against Italy in November but is scheduled to return sometime this month.
Real Madrid could use his services as they have now dropped five points in their last five matches and only lead Barcelona by two points in La Liga. Barcelona host Real Madrid on March 22nd with Modrić rejoining Croatia on March 28th to face Norway in Euro 2016 qualifying.
Modrić has never been considered a goal scorer or a game changer. But the ‘midfield maestro’ controls the forward tempo for whichever team he plays for. Will he come back even stronger for Real Madrid? And how will he pull the strings for the Vatreni moving towards Euro 2016 with a new crop of kids moving into the squad?
“LUKA! LUKA! MODRIĆ. MODRIĆ” chants at 0:25