Luka Modric has expressed delight with his new contract at Real Madrid.
The Croatian extended his contract as soon as it was on the table, even though it meant taking a 10 percent pay cut and accepting the club’s decision to take things one year at a time.
“It means a lot to me, it fills me with pride. It means I’ll have been here 10 years, which I didn’t expect because I was 27 years old when I arrived and the demands at this club are massive if you are to deserve to stay,” Modric told Real Madrid TV.
“There’s nothing better than being a Real Madrid player, playing at the [Estadio Santiago] Bernabeu… there’s nothing better.
“Everyone wants to come here and I’m going to have been here for 10 years.”
The midfielder is looking forward to the challenges still to come but naturally reflected on some of his many successes with Los Blancos.
“There are many beautiful moments: winning the 10th Champions League, and winning the double in 2016/17 was great,” said Modric.
“[The year of] 2018 was incredible on a personal level, the Champions League final I enjoyed most was Cardiff [in 2017].
“What we’ve done in these nine years is unrepeatable. You think about the four Champions Leagues and, if I’m honest, I didn’t expect it.”