Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has confessed 2013 has been a good year for him, in an interview with Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
The Croatian international believes Los Blancos would have won trophies this year had they been luckier in key games.
“I think the team was somewhat unlucky in key games and that cost us winning any trophies. I’m sure that 2014 will be better,” he told Marca. “We should win the club’s tenth Champions League title for the fans, they deserve it,” Modric added.
“It’s been a good year for me personally. Things started going well for me with the game at Old Trafford and the [Copa] win over Barcelona and I’m in great form right now,” he confessed.
When asked about the reasons of his good state of shape Modric said: “Playing in pre-season was important for me. It’s key to have the coach’s full backing and trust. That’s why I’m playing better. I also have a great relationship with the fans. They’ve always had my back and that has made things easier for me.”
The Croatian also praised the work of the new managerial staff, with special emphasis on Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane.
“Ancelotti is an amazing coach. I can say that he has complete faith in me. He believes in me, and that’s very important,” Modric told Marca.
“Zidane helps us a lot. It’s great having him, he teaches us so much. We stay behind with him after training to practice our shooting. It’s a pleasure to work so closely with him,” he concluded.
Modric has become a crucial piece of the team, especially since Sami Khedira’s injury, forming a superb midfield pair with Xabi Alonso.