FIFA 16 predictions: Luka Modric
Luka Modric – Real Madrid & Croatia
FIFA 15 Rating – 87
Predicted FIFA 16 Rating – 86
Luka Modric has suffered an injury hit season for Real Madrid, missing the majority of the season with a hamstring injury and then a knee sprain as Real failed to win any trophies. With the loss of Modric, Real have been without one of their best midfield playmakers for the majority of the season and in some of their bigger games this season it has shown. Modric is the type of player that can create a goalscoring chance from nothing and with him missing, Real have tended to become too one dimensional. He adds creative balance to the team, and it could be argued that they play a better level of football with him in the team – a measure of how important a player he is.
Modric is an established internationalist with Croatia, making 84 appearances and scoring 10 goals. After a disappointing World Cup, Modric and his Croatia teammates will hoping for a more successful Euro 2016 should they qualify for the finals.
Fantastic with the ball at feet and an outstanding passer of the ball, Real will be hoping that Modric recuperates well over the summer and is back to full fitness for the new season.