Zinedine Zidane is especially worried because of the first week of September, the same one in which he will start working with his players in Valdebebas… and in which the first international games will be played.
Traditionally, Real Madrid has had quite a bit of bad luck on these types of dates, with the concentrations of the national teams, players have arrived tired or injured and, furthermore, this year with the added danger that there will be no previous training sessions with the club before the games.
The Federation of Croatia has announced that the Real Madrid player “has reached an agreement with the coach” not to play the matches that the Balkans have against Portugal and France on September 5 and 8.
In this way, Dalic, the Croatian coach, has winked both with the Madrid team and with the captain of his country so as not to force him before such a premature appointment when Modric will arrive without any preseason. A relief for the merengue technician.
At Real Madrid they are clear that to see the best Modric during this course you have to know how to dose him and, among other things, that happens because his team does not cause him excessive wear on the FIFA dates that are reserved for international matches.
For now, Luka will be able to be in Valdebebas and start training under Zidane’s orders before playing his first official match on the weekend of September 19-20, that is, with 14 more days of preparation than he would have had in case of having had to play for Croatia on September 5.