For the 33 year old Modric the final will be the 69th game of the season being the creative midfielder for Real Madrid and not a central defender for some average team. Impressive!
You bet he is impressive!
Turning 33 in September.
He is no ordinary MF.
When you are as skilled, you can prolongue your career. Basically in any sport.
He is also close to a tireless marathon runner, conditioning wise.
You also got me thinking, what would be his NBA equivalent?
And I am leaning to Jason Kidd.
Makes all of his team's and teammates better.
Will play 20 years.
Spacial understanding - thru the roof.
Sports IQ and experience - legendary.
Can score, but not his forte.
Excellent defender, demon in the passing lanes.
He is more laid back kind of a guy the Kidd was. Easier to get along with.
Who, in his book, Bill Simmons described him as a beautiful chick with extra small tits (scoring). Witty and can be pasted to Luka to an extent.
Modrić is not a natural scorer, nor is his long range shoot very powerful. But he, as Kidd (3pt shot), became decent to good at it with years.
As it was evident against Argentina couple of weeks ago.https://youtu.be/h59FWlvfi5s
His 5 minutes life story:https://youtu.be/F5I9HsWfd5I