Real Madrid: 5 burning questions after win over Real Valladolid

Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Luka Modric
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Is Luka Modric back to being Real Madrid’s best midfielder?

If this is Luka Modric’s final season before his send-off from Real Madrid, then he is doing his best to make sure this is a special campaign. Modric is one of the best midfielders of his generation – if not THE best – and it is astounding how he manages to show this much energy at the age of 35. It can be the final 10 minutes of the match, and Modric will still create a chance with his pressing by recovering the ball in the final third.

He nearly scored a goal by doing this but unluckily hit the post. His command of the pitch was incredibly impressive. Modric led Los Blancos with six dribbles completed and four key passes against Real Valladolid, dominating the ball and creating loads of opportunities for his teammates to make the difference.

His commanding display against Valladolid comes after a game-changing substitute appearance at Real Betis and a virtuous performance at the Anoeta Stadium. Modric is picking up where he left off last season as a crucial part of Real’s midfield.

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With Toni Kroos injured, Casemiro starting the season slowly, Martin Odegaard not starting every game, and Isco in and out of the lineup, Modric has a serious case for being Real’s best midfielder right now. Fede Valverde is close, but after that performance vs. Valladolid, it’s hard to deny Modric this distinction.