Luka was out of shape in 2018/19 after a non-existent preseason, but he again opened his touch. His place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI is undeniable, and even muscle injuries in August and October did not deter him from the side.

Luka’s good shape in the summer

Playing in the summer is normal for Luka Modric. The Croatian has performed incredible shape at Real Madrid since the restart, showing signs of what he did at the 2018 World Cup. In the summer of 2020, Modric was the best since the tournament went. He was out of shape in 2018/19 after a non-existent preseason, but he again opened his touch. His place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI is undeniable, and even muscle injuries in August and October did not deter him from the side. Zidane was sure that No.10 would be back on track, and he proved himself right. In eight games since the restart, Modric started six of them, entering on for a minute at Anoeta and missing the match against Espanyol through suspension.

Against Athletic Bilbao and Alaves, in particular, the midfielder showed how much he still takes to the side, and he sets standards for others. Luka’s form has been crucial to running Madrid since the return of football, and there can be no doubt of his importance to the side. If Madrid continues to clinch the title, it will be the second LaLiga for Modric at the club and his 16th overall since coming from Tottenham.