Emilio Butragueno hails Madrid midfield trio

Emilio Butragueno hails Madrid midfield trio


Real Madrid’s director of institutional affairs Emilio Butragueno has hailed the team’s midfield trio of Isco, Luka Modric and Toni Kross.

All three once again impressed for Los Blancos as the side wracked up their 11th consecutive win on Saturday in the 4-0 rout of Granada. Although none of them got on the scoresheet, the trio displayed their range of long and short passing and covered plenty of ground going forward while helping the side to another clean sheet.

Speaking about the midfield men, former Los Blancos player Butragueno said: “Isco is playing well and helping us a lot. Modric has played many months in a key position and has formed a partnership with Kroos that gives great security in the game. And when they get the ball they improve the play, passing short or long. They are essential, a fantastic pair.”

In quotes published by AS, he also discussed Madrid’s overall performance, and said he was pleased with what he saw.

“We were very effective in the first half. The second goal gave us peace of mind and the third decided a game that was played at a difficult place to come. We’re playing well, no matter who is on the pitch,” he stated.


  1. Great job Los Blancos. This is getting close to ‘perfection’, as it is what we seek. but we should strive for consistency as the season intensifies.