Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric named as new captain of Croatia

Luka Modric has been named as the new captain of Croatia following the retirement of Darijo Srna.

Modric, 30, was appointed by coach Ante Cacic as Croatia prepare to take on Turkey in a World Cup qualifier on Sept. 5.

The former Tottenham midfielder said he hoped to end his club career at Real Madrid and did not want to know about any other clubs that might be interested in signing him.

He has been at Real Madrid since 2012 and won two Champions League titles in his time at the Bernabeu, but has yet to win a La Liga title.

Modric told Sportske Novosti: "I am not interested in anyone but Real. I am too happy at Real.

"Probably there are some others [clubs] asking about me, but I don't want to know, I don't care. My mission is at Real as long as Real want me."

Modric said he still , who made his first appearance of the La Liga season as Celta Vigo were beaten at the Bernabeu, added: "La Liga is the only club trophy I haven't won.

"Four years without it is too much for club of this level. It is time we changed that."