Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has confirmed that he is against the Russian attack on Ukraine as he recalled his childhood in Croatian Zadar, where he grew up in the midst of the Balkan conflict, and called for an end to the war.
“I grew up during a war and I do not wish this to happen to anyone, we must stop this nonsense in which only innocent people die, we want to live in peace,” Modric said on his official Twitter account.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo: “Luka Modric is not the only Real Madrid player who has expressed his opinion on the conflict, Toni Kroos is also speaking after winning the last match. The importance of football, I would never have imagined that something like this would have been possible today… My thoughts are with all the innocent victims of this war and those who still live in fear.”
I grew up during war and I don’t wish it on anyone. We must stop this nonsense where innocent people die. We want to live in peace. #StopWar
— Luka Modrić (@lukamodric10) February 27, 2022
In a related context, doubts are swirling about the participation of Austrian star David Alaba, the center of Real Madrid’s defense, in the team’s match against Paris Saint-Germain, scheduled for next March 9, in the second leg of the 16th round of the European Champions League at the “Santiago Bernabeu”.
Real Madrid had lost the first leg against Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the match that was held at the “Park of the Princes” stadium.
The Spanish newspaper “Sport” reported that the player may miss the match due to injury, and this blow will be very strong for Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, who also lost the services of Ferland Mendy and Carlos Casemiro due to the accumulation of cards.
Spain defender Nacho Fernandez is expected to cover the loss of the French player, with Alaba on the wing, but without the Austrian, Ancelotti will face a serious problem as he will have to put his substitute winger Marcelo Vieira.
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