Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is looking forward to competing in the Euros with his country, but rues having never won anything on the international stage, as well as the La Liga title with Madrid.


The player can consider himself quite successful. After all, he's won two Champions League trophies in the last three years. Yet he isn't satisfied with just that, and wouldn't want his career to end before he accomplishes two more things.

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Modric recently sat down with Marca to discuss his achievements, the upcoming European tournament, and his future. He highlighted the best moment in his career as a Madrid player, noting trophies and a superb winning run under Carlo Ancelotti.


He said: "I'm in great shape although I'd say 2014 was the best moment of my Madrid career, as we won the Champions League, Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup, and we strung together 22 consecutive wins."


The 30-year-old added that he yearns to achieve something with Croatia and also win the La Liga title, a piece of silverware which has eluded him since he joined Los Blancos in 2012.


"I want to win or make a deep run with Croatia into a major tournament and I still have yet to win La Liga," he lamented.

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 "I don't like losing at anything in life, not just sports, but the pain of losing with Croatia is even stronger."


"I shed a lot of tears after we lost in penalties to Turkey in the Euro 2008 quarter-final."


Croatia are in a very tough group, and will have to face Spain, Turkey and Czech Republic in hopes of getting to the next round. Modric, however, seems quite confident, and believes that the Croats could give the Spaniards a good run for their money, recounting a great performance against them back in 2012.


Yes, we face familiar opposition," he said.


"I think the group is really difficult. Firstly we play Turkey, then Czech Republic and finally Spain. I think the first match will be key if we manage to win, our path to the knockout stage will be easier."


"It was a good performance from us despite falling 1-0," the midfielder said of the match which took place four years ago.


"I think we gave Spain the toughest test in a tournament they ended up winning.


"We had opportunities but failed to convert them."