At 37, Luka Modric could retire from international football. The Croatian coach is trying to hold him back.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic on Monday called on his captain and playing mentor Luka Modric, who at 37 could retire from international duty, to stay with the squad that has “need” from him.
The Croats lost Sunday in the final of the League of Nations (5 tab to 4, 0-0 ap) against Spain in Rotterdam, a new disappointment after the place of vice-champion at the World Cup-2018, and two third places in 1998 and 2022.”We need him, it’s a generation that hasn’t finished the job yetZlatko Dalic told the press on his return to Zagreb.
“Yesterday was very emotional for him“explained the coach in reference to Modric, adding:”We must leave him alone and he will tell us what he thinks“. The Real Madrid playmaker said on Sunday evening that he had already taken a “clear decisionon his future with the “Vatreni” (the “Ardent”), with whom he has played 166 matches since 2006, but without giving details, according to the local press. “I won’t announce it todayhe said as he left the stadium.