Scoring a late goal is not the only thing Modric will remember Sevilla for
- Luka Modric was one of the best players on the pitch during our 2-0 win against Sevilla last week
- Besides his constant contribution to the attack, he managed to score the second goal in the added time following Casemiro's incredible strike
- But he had to fight for it after receiving a hit in a clash with Franco Vazquez and getting his head bandaged until the second half, playing until the end of the match
- In an Instagram photo posted recently, Luka still has visible marks on his eye to remind him of a hard-fought victory
Luka Modric got injured a bit after participating in a clash with Franco Vazquez in the last weekend's match against Sevilla. Both players received some damage but neither of them asked for substitution before getting some medical attention. Luka got his head bandaged up until the end of the first half and Franco wore a protective helmet until a certain point in the second.
Modric still has visible marks on his face to remind him of what he had to overcome in order to put his name on the scoresheet. In an Instagram post featuring Luka, you can see it yourself:
But it didn't stop him from performing beautifully!
After scooping the Ballon d'Or award in early December 2018, Luka Modric has suddenly rejuvenated. What's more, he has started scoring goals, something that wasn't on his agenda before. He only scored 13 goals for Los Blancos before winning the Ballon d'Or - that is 13 goals between November 2012 and January 2018.
Modric has already netted three goals since receiving the prestigious accolade. The first one arrived in the Club World Cup final against Al Ain as he opened the scoring in the future 4-1 win. This goal was followed by another opener on 13 January in the 2-1 Real Betis win. Finally, the Croatian secured Madrid's win over third-placed Sevilla with the last-minute shot on 19 January.
The last two goals mean that Modric scored in two consecutive La Liga fixtures - the first time during his seven-year stay on the Spanish soil. With 16 total goals, the Croatian's average is around 2.2 goals per season; however, he has already surpassed it with three goals in the 2018/2019 season. And more matches are yet to come!
Modric's career has been sensational of late. He won four Champions League trophies with Real Madrid and led his Croatia national team to the first-ever World Cup final. He is deservedly named the Best Player of the Year by FIFA and UEFA. Moreover, his Ballon d'Or win breaks the decade of the Messi-Ronaldo dominance.
Do you think Luka will stay with us for more years?