But a series of injuries restricted the playmaker to just 22 games in all competitions, netting one goal and providing seven assists.
However he was ruled out of a further 24 games due to a series of injuries, mainly a hairline fracture in the foot throughout the winter.
Modric though sympathises with the 29-year-old, claiming he was trying too hard to play through his injury,
‘Eden is a great guy and a special player, but he was playing with pain and when you’re on the pitch, people always expect the best. They don’t care if you have little problems,’ Modric told AFP.