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Luka Modric responds to fans asking for superhuman fitness ‘secret’ at the age of 37
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Luka Modric responds to fans asking for superhuman fitness ‘secret’ at the age of 37

Luka Modric's consistency over the last decade is as much to do with his discipline as his raw talent on the pitch.The Real Madrid midfielder is now 37 and showing no signs of slowing down. He wowed supporters in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Celtic in the Champions League, scoring a stunning trivela goal and receiving a standing ovation from everyone inside Celtic Park for his efforts.He played 45 games last season as Real stormed to La Liga and Champions League glory in the same campaign for the fourth time in their history.So, what's keeping the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner in fine shape? Nothing too drastic according to the man himself.Modric has won a whopping 21 trophies with Real since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. (Image Credit: Alamy)Modric told Diario AS: "They always ask me...
Borja Iglesias talks to ESPN about Real Betis’ hot start, mental health and respect for Karim Benzema
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Borja Iglesias talks to ESPN about Real Betis’ hot start, mental health and respect for Karim Benzema

Iglesias is off to a fast start this season for Real Betis in LaLiga, but the gifted forward hasn't always had it easy. Juanjo Ubeda/Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesWhen Real Madrid played Real Betis at the Bernabeu last Saturday, one of LaLiga's top forwards was seeking to add to his four-goal tally on the young season.We're not talking about Karim Benzema, though -- he remains on three league goals -- but Betis forward Borja Iglesias, who is just behind Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski and Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas in the Pichichi race (both with five goals).Iglesias, 29, has been around for a while. He came through Celta Vigo's academy, shone on loan at Real Zaragoza and got his top-flight breakthrough with Espanyol, where 17 league goals in 2018-19 convinced Betis to sign him for €30 ...