Luka Modric was delighted to increase his stay at Real Madrid.
“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.”
Modric has led Real’s midfield for the past two season with the utmost level of professionalism. His creativity and efficient passing is still considered as one of the world’s best even at 35 years of age.
“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.”
Real Madrid will still need to tackle Sergio Ramos’ contract which is due to get over soon.