‘The best thing for me would be to leave,’ says Tottenham and Man City target

first_imgAnd in an honest interview with Marca in Russia, the 24-year-old candidly revealed he believes leaving LaLiga giants Real is the best thing for his career.Kovacic only made 21 LaLiga appearances last season, although injury did play a part in this, but his role as back-up has finally taken its toll.He gave a frank assessment of his situation and will have alerted Spurs and Man City to his possible availability. Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland SUPERSTITION 3 take zlat “I would like to play more at Real Madrid because I love football and I love being on the pitch,” Kovacic said.“I know that it’s difficult to be a starter at Real Madrid, especially when I arrived at a really young age.“I understand the situation, but because of that I believe the best thing for me would be to go to another club where I’d have the opportunity to play regularly as a starter.“I think I can have this opportunity and it’s one I want right now.” You’re the one talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic in action at World Cup 2018. 3 LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Latest World Cup 2018 news And while Kovacic acknowledges his role at LaLiga giants Real is important for the club, despite his lack of minutes, he insisted he wants things to change for the sake of his own happiness.“I think that all of the players at Real Madrid are important,” he added.“The problem is that it’s difficult to get consistency when you’re a young player.“Without that consistency I will never be able to show my potential.“Of course I am not happy when I don’t play.“I have really enjoyed these three years in Madrid, alongside some incredible teammates and winning trophies, but I haven’t been completely happy because my contribution to all of this hasn’t been complete and this is something I want to change.” 3 Good times Fallon d’Floor REAL DEAL three-way race Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers GOSSIP Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino The Croatian international signed for Real Madrid from Inter Milan in August 2015 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing RANKED Latest transfer news Real Madrid will start the season with Julen Lopetegui in charge following the departure of Zinedine Zidane.And Kovacic wants immediate talks with the incoming boss as he seeks for clarification as he blame his current role as a substitute for Croatia at the World Cup on his domestic predicament.“I don’t know the new coach and I’ve never spoken to him, but I know that we need to talk about my future,” he continued.“I have been at Real Madrid for three years and haven’t played too much, something which has affected my status with the national team.“This is something I’m not happy about.“That’s why the best thing would be to change team.“Real Madrid are an extraordinary team with great players and maybe I am too young to contribute at 100 per cent, I don’t know.” ‘perfect fit” ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch NO JOY Shy guy Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter IN DEMAND Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Tottenham and Manchester City target Mateo Kovacic wants to quit Real Madrid this summer to become a regular starter elsewhere.The Croatian star finds himself on the bench at the World Cup following a season of sporadic appearances domestically. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song LU BEAUTY Pure class Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly diamond geezer Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Mateo Kovacic in action for Real Madrid last season. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father misery heading off Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out WHITE KNIGHT last_img read more

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