Finding Ways to Utilize Modric: Ancelotti’s Tactical Innovation and Modric’s Future at Real Madrid

Whether as a starter, the least, or as a luxury replacement for Kroos late in the game, Ancelotti is finding ways to involve Modric despite the strength and number of midfielders in the squad. The last time the Croatian returned to the locker room after a game without even being able to change into shorts was on February 13 in Leipzig. Since then, exactly two months, Luka has always participated and his last ownership left a mark, that 4-0 against Celta in which he gave a football clinic at the expense of the Vigo team. He aims for the eleven in Mallorca.

That’s eight consecutive games with Modric on the field. And not a short time, when he has to be a substitute. Excluding the two games against Athletic, the only ones in which he played less than a quarter of an hour (10 minutes in San Mamés and 9 ‘last day), the Balkan player comes out to be relevant. In other words, he doesn’t accumulate changes in so-called garbage minutes that fatten the statistic but generate little real impact. Modric is having an effect, with two goals and six assists in the 1,643 minutes he has had.

Another way that Carletto has discovered is to be able to rest Kroos by introducing a similar football variable, that of Modric. The electronic scoreboard giving way from 8 to 10. Therefore, in up to ten games this season he has replaced the German directly with the Croatian. More than half of the 18 times Luka entered the field came from the substitutes’ bench. A declaration of intent on how to manage time with the two veterans of the white midfield.

Ancelotti gives instructions to Modric, when he comes on for Kroos in the match against City. Kiko HuescaEFE

Your future, in the skein

Two and a half months before his contract expires, the checkered international remains uncertain about what step he will take in 2024-25. His eternal companion and friend Kroos untangled the skein less than a month ago, but with Modric the film is going to be longer.

The outcome, in one sense or another, between the veteran footballer and Madrid will be reached once the season ends and a complete evaluation can be carried out. Luka looks strong, but there will have to be consensus.

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2024-04-13 00:31:04
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