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Luka Modric Took His Team From Defence To Attack Without Touching The Ball, His Brain Works Differently

Josh Lawless

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Luka Modric Took His Team From Defence To Attack Without Touching The Ball, His Brain Works Differently

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Luka Modric once took his team from defence into attack without even touching the ball.

The Real Madrid midfield metronome is one of the most intelligent and technically gifted players in the world and is capable of dictating the tempo of a game on his own.

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And one such instance of Modric running things on his own came many years before he became the world-beater he is today.

When he was something of an unknown quantity playing for Dinamo Zagreb in his native Croatia, Modric's special football brain and spatial awareness was evident in a sublime passage of play.


The former Spurs midfielder deftly dummies the ball twice in a matter of seconds and completely ruins the opposition players that dared to put him under pressure.


It's such a simple maneuver to pull off compared to your elasticos, Maradonas and other skill moves but it's one that he absolute perfects.

It's a truly mesmeric sequence from Modric, who has a different level of spatial awareness and apparently eyes on the back of his head too.

Juande Ramos snapped Modric up for Spurs for a club-record equalling £16.5 million fee in 2008, and after starring at White Hart Lane in his four seasons at the club, Modric joined Real for a reported £30 million fee in 2012.

Ridiculously, he was initially voted the worst signing in La Liga in a MARCA poll but that is a distant memory as now, aged 36, Modric has played an integral role in five Champions League and three La Liga title wins.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

He also won the 2018 Ballon d'Or after his stunning performances in the World Cup in Russia, where Croatia reached the final.

Even though he's not getting any younger, Modric is still going strong and demonstrated his fitness levels by playing 45 times last term.

His contract expired at Los Blancos following a tenth season but Real rewarded him with a new deal that keeps him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2023.

Topics: Luka Modric, Croatia, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur

Josh Lawless
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