Luka Modric not interested in Mou reunion.
Real Madrid bench-boy Luka Modric has dismissed suggestions he could leave the Santiago Bernabeu to be reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho, who is now at Chelsea.
The Croatian schemer only joined Real from Tottenham last summer but has not been a first team regular during his debut campaign in Spain.
Modric, 27, was voted the worst signing of the season by Spanish supporters in January but his crucial goal against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final at Old Trafford proved a turning point, and he finished the campaign strongly.
Even so, the playmaker has been linked with a reunion with former Real head-coach Mourinho, who left the Spanish capital to return to Chelsea earlier this month.
The Blues tried to sign Modric in summer 2011 when Andre Villas-Boas was in charge at Stamford Bridge but Spurs refused to sell to a Premier League rival.
Modric, however, says there is no chance he’ll leave Real this summer.
“I have no doubt (I will stay). I want to remain at the best club in the world,” the pass-master told Spanish rag Marca.
“It is a privilege to be here. I want to show more in the future and I am not thinking about anything other than continuing here next season.
“I think Real have only seen a little bit of my game. I can perform better and offer more. In the future I hope to do that and prove to the club and the fans that they were right to bring me here.
“I want to make sure that I have a good pre-season and prepare well for next season. That is important to me.”
Despite dismissed exit talk, Modric praised Mourinho, 50, and said the Portuguese had helped him improve his game.
“I can only speak well of Mourinho. He’s a fantastic coach. It was a pleasure to work with him. He taught me how to play more aggressively.
“He always tries to get more than the best out of every player. If you give 100% he asks for 110%. If you don’t play to the best of your ability, someone will come and take your place,” the Croat added.
Modric admitted, however, that the season just gone could have been better for Real.
“We cannot be pleased with how this season went in general, because a club like Real Madrid cannot afford to go trophy-less,” the Croatian international added.
“I showed what was expected of me at Old Trafford. I found my form in the right place and at the right time. It was an amazing 30 minutes and that was just the start. There will be more performances like that.
“I played in central midfield during my four years at Tottenham and I play there in the Croatian national team. It’s where I feel most at home. I can organise and lead the team from there, like the conductor in an orchestra.”
The former Dynamo Zagred player concluded with special praise for Real superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, stressing that dedication is key to the Portugal star’s success.
“It’s amazing just how dedicated Ronaldo is in training every day, how he prepares for games. Then you see the quality of Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Benzema… However, I wouldn’t want to single any one player. It’s an outstanding squad,” Modric said of his teammate.