Luka Modric: Decisive goals

With his first goals for Real Madrid, Modric is showing an ability that could be vital for the Whites when they come up against opponents that close up in defence and play deep. The Croatian midfielder has a great shot from distance that combines power and placement. It has been proven with his three goals against Zaragoza, Manchester United and Mallorca, which all came from outside the area. He is adapting more to the team’s style of play and to the Spanish League which has shown in Modric’s brilliant recent performances. He has two goals and an assist so far in March.

Modric celebrates a goal with Real Madrid
Luka Modric at the Bernabeu Stadium

On 3rd November, during Zaragoza’s visit to the Santiago Bernabeu, Modric scored his first goal for Real Madrid. In injury time he latched on to block on the edge of the box and, without thinking, scored a pearler that snuck just inside the post. His second goal came at Old Trafford, when he dribbled past Carrick and beat De Gea with exceptional strike. And the last was in the match against Mallorca, with is shot that flew into the top corner and that left clear that he is gifted in this part of his game. And all have been important goals.

And it is rare that a Modric's goal is useless, at least in recent times. From his time at Tottenham, a Modric's goal almost always means victory or a draw for his team. The Croatian international player has a weak relationship with the goal, but when he appears, is more than decisive. In fact, the last time Modric scored and it was not usefull, was 3 seasons ago. On May 9, 2010, the Spurs lost 4-2 against Burnley with a goal of the current Real Madrid player. Since then, any goal of the Croatian player has earned points.

Two seasons ago he scored three goals and Tottenham got seven points out of nine possible against West Brom, Stoke City and Liverpool, while last season scored four goals and Tottenham got three wins and one tie against Wolverhampton Wonderers. Gradually, Modric is finding himself in both the game and in his football. The 'decisive' goals of the Croatian have come to the capital of Spain.

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