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Monday, 27 August 2012

Luka Modric, Poor Boy The Great War Blessing

Name Luka Modric started to shine since a hit with Tottenham Hotspur in the 2008-12 period. Until this summer, Modric had received the proposal one of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid in exchange for 33 million pounds.
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Modric lunge for four seasons at White Hart Lane has indeed made Madrid fell in love. Like the one superstar who was at the peak of his career, all lunge with Modric Tottenham and Croatian national team never escape observation Los Blancos.

However, not many people know that Modric has a dark past. Like most boys at age Croatia, Modric was brought up in the midst of a civil war broke out in Yugoslavia in 1991. Conditions that make small Modric suffered a major obstacle to pursue his career in football.

How not, Modric was born in a poor family, from the father of a soldier listed in the Croatian army. Inevitably, since childhood Modric to spend more time with her mother, and chose to stay at the Hotel Kolovare in Zadar. Once away from the area of ​​conflict, even small Modric getting familiar with football. Her days were never out of the ball.

"He played (football) throughout the day and breaking the windows of the ball more often than the bombs of war," said one hotel receptionist.

Soccer dream began to become Modric. At the age of eight years, Modric began to steal one of the scouts big clubs Croatia, Hajduk Split. Unfortunately, he's only two weeks studying at Hajduk before being released again. He returned to Zadar with his mother. With modest economic conditions, Modric family trying to survive. Before destiny reunite with Tomislav Modric in Basic, head Zadar's youth team, when he turn 10 years old.

"They are very poor. They do not have money for clothes or shinpads for Luka., So I made him a wooden shinpads. Currently, shinpads was still there. Know I keep it because, later Modric will be a great player," recalled Basic.

Basic itself reveals, Modric least not like remembering his past. Moreover, childhood gone through quite heavy, before his father returned from the war. "It's true, sometimes the mind to remember it all wounds. But I think that's part of his life and he should be proud of where it comes from."

Almost all his life most averse Modric tells his life story to the public. Just a few sentences out of his mouth was about the life of his childhood. "The war made me stronger. It was a very difficult time for me and the family. Tale I did not want to keep it forever, but I do not want to forget. Now, I have confidence ready to face anything," said Modric.

Having changed schools several times, in 2003, Modric eventually hired Dinamo Zagreb, the club raised degree at the age of 16 years. However, the war made him suffer anymore. Wounds must spend one year compulsory military service. He went to Mostar, with the Spanish army to help rebuild the area.

In the middle of the draft, the Modric could play in the league that season in Bosnia (HSK Zrinjski Mostar). There, she look stunning and be the best player. The next season, Modric serving his loan at NK Inter Zaprešić, Zagreb. Until the Spanish manager, Juande Ramos began kempincut with Modric talent, to dare to disburse 22 million euros to bring him to Tottenham.

Modric's career took off. His life is no longer as needy as a child. Now Modric can enjoy the wealth gained from the struggle to earn a dream on the gridiron. Thanks to the war, Modric be strong. Her body is small, but the fighting spirit has led Modric anchored in one of his dream club, Madrid.
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