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Modric reveals the moment Mourinho nearly made Ronaldo cry

Modric reveals the moment Mourinho nearly made Ronaldo cry

La Liga
Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo did not always see eye to eye during their time together at Real Madrid, despite enjoying good success together. The pair combined to astonishing effect in the 2011/12 campaign when Real Madrid toppled arch rivals Barca to win La Liga, finishing the year with 100 points scoring121 goals. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This week it was announced that Ronaldo had become the world's first billionaire footballer, and he won league titles and trophies galore with Manchester United, Madrid and Italian side Juventus. Ronaldo was a key part of Real Madrid’s success in a team which also boasted the goalscoring talents of Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mourinho...
Ramos: Modric deserved Player of the Year over Ronaldo

Ramos: Modric deserved Player of the Year over Ronaldo

La Liga, Seria A, Trending, UEFA
The choice to give the Croatia international the award caused a stir, but the Blancos defender has backed Modric over the Juventus forward. Sergio Ramos claims that Real team-mate Luka Modric deserved to win the UEFA Player of the Year award ahead of those with "more marketing", such as Cristiano Ronaldo. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Modric's win sparked controversy in Italy, with Ronaldo's representative, Jorge Mendes, hitting out at the snub as "ridiculous and shameful". However, Ramos believes that Modric, who played an important role in the club's Champions League victory, deserved the award over the Portugal international. Indeed, the midfielder's performances at the World Cup seemed to back up UEFA's decision, the ex-Tottenham star guided hi...
‘Modric wants to join Inter’ – agent confirms

‘Modric wants to join Inter’ – agent confirms

Transfer Info, La Liga, Seria A
Luka Modric's agent has opened the door to a possible move to Inter, insisting the Real Madrid midfielder is enthused by the idea of playing for the Serie A club. The Croatia captain has been linked with a Real Madrid exit having won La Liga once in 2016-17 and four Champions League titles, among many other trophies since his transfer from Tottenham in 2012. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Modric was included in Madrid's 29-man squad for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup match with Atletico Madrid , although speculation concerning his future has refused to go away. Indeed, Italian publication Corriere della Sera reported on Tuesday that Inter have not given up on signing the Croatia international, and that the player will discuss his future with Madrid on Thur...
Inter Milan make contact with Luka Modric’s agents over a transfer

Inter Milan make contact with Luka Modric’s agents over a transfer

Transfer Info, La Liga, Premier League
Inter Milan have made contact with the agent of Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric over a move, according to Sky Italia. Modric is understood to be open to the transfer after initial talks took place with the midfielder's representatives. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The 32-year-old played in 43 games for Real last campaign, which led to their third consecutive Champions League title, and Modric has since captained his country to the World Cup final in Russia, winning the Golden Ball award for best player at the tournament. Inter Milan, who are pursuing midfield targets as a priority, will compete in the Champions League for the first time in six years this campaign after a final day win over Lazio. The Serie A club, which is managed by Luciano Sp...
Luka Modric hits out at England after World Cup win

Luka Modric hits out at England after World Cup win

Uncategorized
Luka Modric has accused English journalists and pundits of showing a lack of respect to Croatia and conceded his teammates had used the criticism to motivate them to a win against England in their World Cup semi-final. Modric impressed as Croatia came from behind to win in Moscow but the Real Madrid midfielder was unhappy with sections of the English media, some of whom had predicted an easy win for England. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “People were talking … English journalists, pundits from television,” he told ITV. “They underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake. All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying: ‘OK, today we will see who will be tired.’ They should be more humble and respect their opponents more...
Modric tells Neymar that Real Madrid players are ‘waiting for him’ to join

Modric tells Neymar that Real Madrid players are ‘waiting for him’ to join

Transfer Info, La Liga
Luka Modric has told Neymar that Real Madrid players are ‘waiting for him’ to make a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. The Brazil international returned from his foot injury on Sunday and made an instant impact as he scored a spectacular goal in the 2-0 win over Croatia at Anfield. Reports have claimed that Neymar and his representative are pushing for a transfer to Real Madrid this summer, just one year after moving to PSG in a world-record £198m deal. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But the French champions remain adamant that they will not sell their star player. After his comeback on Sunday, Brazil’s national team captured a clip of Neymar exchanging shirts with Modric just outside the dressing rooms at Anfield. And towards the en...
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