Luka Modric’s Injury Blow Ahead Of Man City Showdown
Real Madrid’s hopes of retaining their Champions League title have suffered a blow with the news that veteran midfielder Luka Modric has picked up a thigh injury.
The Croatian playmaker was forced off during Real Madrid’s 4-2 loss to Girona and is now a fitness doubt for the crucial European tie against Manchester City on May 9th.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that Modric’s injury is a small one, but the extent of the damage is not yet clear, and it is uncertain when he will be back in contention for selection.
Ancelotti also mentioned that Modric’s participation in the Copa del Rey final on May 6th is also in doubt.
Impact on Real Madrid
The loss of Modric is a significant blow to Real Madrid’s midfield, and they will be forced to shuffle their pack as they prepare for upcoming matches against Almeria, Real Sociedad, and Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final.
Ancelotti acknowledged the importance of Modric to the team, saying that he is a very important player who cannot be replaced in terms of experience in these types of games.
Real Madrid will be hoping that Modric’s injury is not serious and that he can return to the team as soon as possible. With their chances of winning the La Liga title looking increasingly slim, the Champions League represents their best chance of silverware this season. However, they will need to be at their best to overcome a formidable Manchester City side in what promises to be a thrilling semi-final clash.