Kroos and Modric are expected to remain at Real Madrid.
[골닷컴] Correspondent Choi Dae-hoon = Age is not an issue in soccer. Luka Modric, 36, and Toni Kroos, 32, are still alive. After winning the Champions League, both players said they would remain at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League Final of the 2021-22 season held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France on the 29th at 4:36 am (Korean time).
The Star Wars ended with Real Madrid’s victory. Real Madrid, who were overwhelmed by Liverpool throughout the first half, kept a goal scored by Vinicius Junior in the 14th minute of the second half until the end of the match, and eventually won their 14th Champions League title.
This win is even more meaningful because it is a season when Real Madrid has been questioned by the public. Public opinion was not on the side of Real Madrid. The reason was that the starting midfielders, such as Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric, were too old. In particular, there were many opinions that it is difficult with Kroos and Modric, who are older and less active in modern football, where pressure is the basis of football.
However, Kroos and Modric have been proud to prove that age is not the issue. The two players, who showed their class by winning the Champions League, expressed their intention to continue with Real Madrid.
According to British media Daily Mail on the 29th, Modric agreed to a one-year contract extension until June next year after the victory celebrations, and Kroos said he would stay in Madrid for two more years.
Real Madrid signed Eduardro Camavinga ahead of the season ahead of Kroos and Modric, and are targeting Aurelian Chuameni in the summer transfer window. But it seems clear that it is not yet time for them to step down.
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