This Saturday, Father’s Day, social networks boil with messages and dedications to parents. The tweeters, instagramers, influencers and all that group whose name ends in -ers have launched to congratulate the parents. Also footballers. Among those messages, the one from Rodrygo to his father, Luka Modric, stands out. Yes, you have read correctly, the Croatian is the father of the Brazilian… in the locker room. “Happy Father’s Day, Modric,” Rodrygo wrote on his Twitter profile, attaching a photo of both of them embracing, celebrating a goal. A message that mixes humor and reality because the Real Madrid winger calls Luka ‘father’, and Luka calls the winger ‘son’. But, when was this ‘kinship’ born?
Rodrygo revealed in an interview on TNT how that father-son relationship began: “One day, talking to him about my father, he found out that my father is only a year older than him. He was very surprised and told me that ‘only one year? So he must respect me because he could be your father.’ Since then, he started calling me son and I him father.” Thus, for example, after the October Classic, both commented on networks on a play in which Modric gave Rodrygo a pass when he had not yet entered the field. “Calm down, I’m still out dad!”, the Brazilian joked on Twitter, to which the Ballon d’Or replied: “Why don’t you give me back the wall, son?” Rodrygo ended the conversation remembering that in the goal of the sentence to Modric’s Barça… the assistance was his. And he shared the image of the moment in which that transcendental ball was passed to him, answering: “But I gave you back, dad!”. In January, after winning the Super Cup, the The former Santos player once again made their link clear: “Father”, he limited himself to headlining a photo in which they appeared euphoric after winning the title.
The harmony between the two is evident. Rodrygo (21 years old) does not hesitate to praise Modric (36) whenever he has the opportunity. “We have a great relationship, it’s a pleasure to play with him. He’s the best player I’ve ever played with. It’s a pleasure to play with him, to be able to call him father and have such a good relationship,” Rodrygo said on TNT.
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The reason why Rodrygo calls Luka Modric ‘father’