The France international made many in Spain angry when he decided to remain put at PSG but the Croatian midfielder insisted that they will be fine without his services.
believes that they don’t need to “crucify”
for his decision to remain put atParis Saint-Germain
and rejectReal Madrid
The Frenchman was keen on departing the Ligue 1 side when he hit free agency and join the Los Blancos; however, he changed his decision and penned a contract with his side and it will keep him until 2025.
The news made many angry, as Javier Tebas, the La Liga president named his contract extension “an insult to football” and complained to UEFA and PSG.
Modric tried to be diplomatic about the France international’s decision to not go to Madrid and insisted that the club can thrive without him.
"Mbappe decided as he decided, that is his right and now he lives with that decision. It goes on,"
"We all thought he would come to us, it didn't happen and - now what? Well, we're not going to crucify the man.
"Mbappe is a great player, but as I always repeat, in any context, no player is more important than the club. Real is the greatest, above every player and it will always be like that.
"Who knows what can happen tomorrow, let alone in three or four years in football? Only time will tell."
Madrid are keen on building on their victories in the Champions league and La Liga last season.
Carlo Ancelotti went back to Santiago Bernabeu to help the club and Modric praised the manager’s “calmness and stability”, saying it was crucial in their season’s achievements.
"In La Liga, we got off to a particularly good start from the very beginning,"
"A new old coach arrived, Carlo Ancelotti, who found a lot of players from his first era at Madrid. This made it easier to adapt to the new course, after all the great years with Zinedine Zidane.
"Ancelotti brought some new calmness, stability and created an environment of mutual trust and faith in one's strengths.
"It wasn't strange to me, because as much as some tried to belittle the strength of this group of players, I was personally convinced that we still have a top team.
"Things came together for us, we made a strong run and by the end we deservedly and dominantly won the 35th title, my third."
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