Luka Modric has hailed the influence of Gareth Bale and praised the player!
“I have been with Gareth most of my professional life and he is a spectacular guy,” Modric said to COPE. “He is shy, similar to me.
“What is said about him is not fair, they judge him in recent years but what he has done at Madrid is something impressive and he will always be remembered as a player who has done a lot for the club.
“He has never had any problems in the dressing room, he is a great guy. He spoke Spanish, he joked with us.
“In recent years many things have come out and they have forgotten what he has done. When time passes they will remember him and how important he has been.
“Every person has their own behaviour. He was like that, he didn’t associate much, but in the dressing room he was very good. It makes me sad that everything he has done has been forgotten in the last year.”
Modric also spoke about the slow start to life of Eden Hazard at the Bernabeu.
“It is not a comfortable situation for him,” Modric said of Hazard. “He has come to show that he is one of the best players in the world and I am sure he will prove it this year. When he was good he has shown that he will be important, but injuries stopped him. It’s a shame because we need him and he will show why Madrid paid so much for him.”