This season, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, especially the latter, have seen reduced playing time at Real Madrid, taking on more squad roles.
The emergence of players like Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, and Federico Valverde has led to their decreased minutes.
Kroos and Modric have formed a strong partnership over the years, but this season they have had fewer opportunities to play together.
However, they did so in a recent match against Sevilla, which hasn’t pleased the Real Madrid hierarchy. They believe that the veteran duo shouldn’t play together, pointing to last month’s Madrid derby defeat as an example.
The Real Madrid board considers Tchouameni, Camavinga, and Valverde as key players they want to feature regularly. This could result in reduced playing time for Kroos and Modric, a situation that Ancelotti might not entirely support.
While Kroos and Modric have been fantastic servants for Real Madrid, it seems that the club’s hierarchy sees their prominent roles coming to an end.
In the future, they may not frequently play together if the board’s preferences prevail.