Luka Modric: I should shoot more!

After opening the scoring for Real Madrid in its Club World Cup final win, Luka Modric pledged to fire at goal more often.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric scored the opening goal in the Club World Cup final against Al Ain.   -  Getty Images

Luka Modric vowed to shoot more often after scoring a sensational opening goal to set up Real Madrid's victory over Al Ain in the Club World Cup final.

The midfielder wrapped up a golden 2018 with the first goal in a 4-1 win for Santiago Solari's side, which won the tournament for the third year in a row.

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Modric, winner of the Ballon d'Or, World Cup Golden Ball and FIFA's The Best Men's Player prize, scored his first Madrid goal since January to start the rout.

It was also his first goal in a final for Madrid and the Croatia international suggested he might go for goal on a more regular basis after his unerring 25-yard finish.

"Everyone tells me I have to shoot more, although I usually prefer to pass," Modric said to Real Madrid TV. "I should shoot more, it's true.

"It is an unforgettable year for me, a perfect year, winning the Champions League, then Croatia had a spectacular World Cup and then all these prizes arrived, now another trophy with Madrid.

"A dream year, really. I can't ask more."