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Real Madrid midfielder Modric: Mbappe must live with his decision

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Luka Modric has had a dig at PSG striker Kylian Mbappe for snubbing a move to Real Madrid.

Modric was instrumental in Los Merengues' run to another Champions League triumph last season, and believes the team is strong whether or not Mbappe is around.

"Mbappe made his decision, that's his right and now he's living with that decision," Modric told Sportske.

"We all thought he would come to us, but it didn't happen.... Now what? We're not going to crucify him.

"Mbappe is a great player, but as I always repeat, no footballer is more important than the club, Real Madrid are the biggest, above all players, and it will always be like that."

Such was Modric's influence in the comeback against Paris Saint-Germain last season, the Croatian was given a renewed role in midfield, and one which he hopes to keep even with the arrival of Aurelien Tchouameni.

"It was rare to see [Lionel] Messi, after so many Clasicos, in another shirt," Modric said.

"With Neymar and Mbappe, they have a collection of talent but we are Real Madrid and when we found our rhythm, with the fantastic support from the fans, we simply crushed them.

"It was a spectacular night, one of the most impressive for me, since that victory the perception of the fans changed with regards to our potential in the Champions League, the scepticism disappeared."

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