Kroos left, Modric stayed

As you know, Toni Kroos, one of Real’s best players, announced his retirement through an announcement on social networks. After the EURO 2024 finals recur, Kroos will end his career immediately. Through this, Kroos fulfilled his promise about Real being his last club.

“As I always say Real Madrid is my last club. July 17, 2014, the day of Real Madrid’s debut, changed my life, both as a football player and as a person. It was the start of a new program at the world’s biggest club. After 10 years, at the end of this season, this program will end,” Kroos shared.

Luka Modric và Toni Kroos, cặp đôi bất tử của Real Madrid

Thus, the 2023/24 Champions League final is the final match for the veteran German midfielder in the Real shirt. It is also important to know that the 2023/24 Champions League title is the 5th Champions League title that the German star has won at Real.

Broadly speaking, this is the 6th Champions League championship in Toni Kroos’ career: 5 times with Real and before that 1 time with Bayern Munich.

In the 2023/24 Champions League final, Toni Kroos played on the field for 85 minutes and was replaced by Luka Modric. Kroos also made his mark in this special match, with an assist for Dani Carvajal to score the opening goal in the 74th minute, contributing to Real’s 2-0 final score victory over Dortmund.

Kroos bid farewell to Real after the 2023/24 Champions League finalKroos bid farewell to Real after the 2023/24 Champions League final

While Kroos leaves, midfielder Luka Modric will continue to stick with Real Madrid for another season. Speaking after the 2023/24 Champions League final, Real president Florentino Perez announced: “I think Luka Modric will stay with us. He will continue for one more season.”

Toni Kroos and Luka Modric | Toni kroos, Modric, Real madrid

According to The Athletic, Modric’s contract extension has completed all the final steps and will be officially announced next week. Meanwhile, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also added: “Modric will continue with Real to aim for glory in the new season.”

It is also important to see that in the context that Real’s midfield has many young, energetic and talented faces such as Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Fede Valverde, Jude Bellingham, Modric’s number of appearances at Real this season is also limited. significant restraint. In total, Modric played 46 matches for Real on all battlefields this season.

However, Modric still chooses “the older the ginger, the spicier it is”. In the final sprint of the season, Modric contributed positively to helping Real Madrid succeed. With Toni Kroos parting ways, Real of course has reason to keep veterans like Modric to stay and guide his juniors.

Luka Modric equals Paco Gento’s record

Along with Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos and Nacho Fernandez, Luka Modric has a total of 6 Champions League titles. Through this, Modric equaled the record of Legend Paco Gento, who won the European Cup 6 times.

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