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Modrić: “I want to finish my career at Real Madrid, but it depends on many things”

The Croatian midfielder spoke ahead of the Inter match. 

Villarreal CF v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Luka Modrić was the player chosen to speak in the press conference ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Inter and his contract situation was the main talking point. “There’s a lot of talk about my situation, but we’ll see what happens in the future,” he said initially when asked about his contract, which expires next summer.

But Modrić was pushed on this subject and opened up a little more. He replied: “I know I always give the same answer, but I feel good here. I want to stay at Real Madrid and I feel I can help the team. If you ask me if I want to stay then I obviously want to stay. I want to finish my career here, but it depends on many things.”

Moving on to talk about the game, the midfielder labelled it as “a final” with his very first sentence of the press conference. He went on to add: “We have to play as a team and be united on the pitch. I hope we’re up to it. If you’re not at the required level in Europe then it’s tough. We have to show our strength.”

The player was also asked about Real Madrid’s overall form this season and was asked to explain the inconsistent performances. He said: “It’s a lot of things. First, the injuries, that’s important. We’re lacking consistency, but we have also shown some good things. Sometimes it’s hard to play without fans too. But, I think we’ll keep improving and have a good season.”

Finally, he was asked about the links to Inter that came up in the previous transfer windows, but said that he didn’t want to talk about that because it’s now in the past. “I’m happy at Real Madrid,” he concluded.