Luka Modric says the goal he scored against Granada on Sunday evening was one of the best he’s ever netted.
The Croatian rifled home from outside the are with five minutes to go to secure a 2-1 victory for Los Blancos and help them keep up the pressure on Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid in the table.
Karim Benzema had given the visitors the lead on the half hour mark with his eighth goal in six appearances before the hosts cancelled out the lead after 60 minutes.
But Modric popped up with the winner at the death to hand Zinedine Zidane a fourth victory in five games since taking over as Real Madrid manager.
The hero on the day said: “I’m sure it has been one of my best goals and it proved decisive. I’m very happy to have scored the goal and with the team’s performance. The manager said before the game that I have to shoot more and in the end I’ve scored that goal. We’ve had ups and downs, we suffered as a team and in the end we won, that was really important”.
And he added: “You can’t expect to score lots of goals in every game, football isn’t like that. Today we showed character and we created a lot of clear chances but we didn’t score and that’s the difference. Two goals away from home is very good. We can still improve a lot defensively as well as in attack, but physically we’re stronger and I’m sure we are going to play better in the coming games”.