Luka Modric says he is feeling great about playing football again and will be ready for the Clasico next week.
The Croatian made his first start for Los Blancos in the 2-0 win over Levante on Sunday night following four months out with a thigh injury. Two goals from former Tottenham Hotspur man Gareth Bale saw Real close the gap on Barcelona to one point before the sides meet at the Nou Camp next Sunday.
Talking to reporters after the game, Modric said the players were happy to end their winless run and will be confident going into the game against Luis Enrique’s side. He added that he felt good to be back in the team and is finding his rhythm back.
“I think we played a good game, especially in the first half. I felt great and was delighted to start my first match. I still have a bit to go but this match was good for me. Now I need to get into the rhythm of playing again. I’m satisfied with today’s encounter,” he commented.
And he added: “It was a very important win and will help with our preparations for the Barcelona match. It is going to be a very tough encounter. They keep the ball very well but we just have to focus on our game. We need to stay true to ourselves and make the most of our chances. We have to be united both in attack and defence.”