Ancelotti: Modric-Kross still important, will continue to be

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti emphasized that even though they are in their 30s, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are still important players. 안전놀이터

On the 23rd (Korean time), Real Madrid defeated Athletic Club 2-0 in the 17th round of La Liga in the 2022-2023 season held in San Mames, Bilbao, Spain. Real is chasing with 41 points, maintaining a gap with leading Barcelona (44 points).

In this match, Ancelotti’s midfield lineup consisted of Federico Valverde, Dani Ceballos and Edouard Camavinga. In the second half, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos were put in. Modric entered the field slowly as Modric was put in in the 28th minute and Cross in the 40th minute of the second half. Kroos showed off his light movements by scoring even before the end of the game.

According to a report on the 25th by ‘Sky Sports’, a sports media, coach Ancelotti trusted Modric and Kroos, saying, “They can play together. They have an important mission this season, and will continue to do so.”

This year, Modric turned 37 and Kroos turned 33. Although he is now considered to be in his final stage as a player, the two players are still competing for the starting position. Kroos has scored 2 goals in 24 appearances, and Modric has also scored 5 goals in 23 appearances. In terms of playing time, Kroos is second and Modric is third among Real midfielders.

“You know the quality of this team. I don’t think I need to explain anything else,” Ancelotti said. “he said. It is explained that they are still maintaining their performance like veterans as they are the best players.