Real Madrid: 4 things to be positive about in 2021

Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Luka Modric
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images) /

Luka Modric just might be the best midfielder in the world

Luka Modric is the best midfielder of our generation. It is a point I will firmly stand by, even though there are a few noteworthy contenders. At the age of 35, Modric’s performances in the 2020-2021 season are only strengthening the argument in favor of his candidacy as THE best.

It’s been a gift watching Modric play this season. I hope Madridistas are not taking what Modric is doing for granted, because his weekly level of performances is nearly unsurpassable. Modric has been Real Madrid’s best and most consistent player this season, and that’s the case even when considering what Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos, and Karim Benzema have done.

Modric is averaging 1.7 dribbles completed per game and 1.5 key passes per game, according to He has scored four goals in all competitions, showing quality with each finish. Modric’s had a bomb from outside the box, a sweet first-time finish, an outside-the-boot goal to embarrass Barcelona in El Clasico, and even a header.

But the stats and goals do not tell half of the story. You have to watch Modric to truly appreciate what he does for this team. He is an engine on and off the ball, pulling the strings with his intricate dribbling and pinpoint passing into the penalty box. Modric makes plays few midfielders dare to attempt, and he does so with effortlessness.

Kevin De Bruyne is an excellent midfielder whom I would never dare besmirch. But if you ask me, there’s nobody I would rather watch than Lukita.