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Modric: I want to finish my career at Real Madrid

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Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or in 2018.
Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or in 2018. CHEMA REY

Luka Modric believes he has another two good years in him and aims to finish his career at Real Madrid.

The Croatian has been a key figure for Los Blancos since his arrival from Tottenham in 2012.

"I am sure I can play at a high level for two more years," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I would like to finish my career at Real Madrid, but it will also depend on the club."

Modric also gave his view on who were the biggest threats in this season's Champions League.

"I see PSG in a good way, even if they're not going to play until August," he said.

"It's easy to say Barcelona and Bayern [Munich].

"You have to be careful with Atletico Madrid and, of course, among the favourites will be the one that progresses between Manchester City and Real Madrid," he mentioned.

In his autobiography, Modric criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for not attending the gala for The Best awards, but he only had praise for the Portuguese star when asked about the situation.

"He is one of the greatest in history," he said.

"Cristiano always wants to win, he motivated us and made us react.

"He has a great heart, he is always ready to help those in need."

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for Kylian Mbappe and Modric feels he needs to take the step to a bigger league to prove himself.

"He has it all, but I think that in order to make that leap in quality he needs to go to a championship where his team doesn't win so easily," he stated.

"I also see great potential in Vinicius and I like [Kevin] De Bruyne and [Raheem] Sterling."