Luka Modric is indispensable, says Sergio Ramos

Luka Modric is indispensable, says Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos praised team-mate Luka Modric after the Croatia international scored the winner in Los Blancos win against Granada on Sunday.

“Modric is indispensable. He doesn’t usually score but he is one of the players that form the spine of this team,” Ramos admitted.

Asked about the differences between the goal feasts they have enjoyed at the Santiago Bernabeu and the difficulties they are suffering in the away games, Ramos said that “it is obvious that not all matches are the same.”

“It has been a close game, and Granada have pushed a lot in the second half. We haven’t had as many chances as at the start of the second half and that has complicated things for us. However, we have insisted and a great goal from Luka has given us all three points. It hasn’t been a great game, but the most important was to get all three points,” he explained.

The Los Blancos captain admitted the players “were imprecise” during the match. “We’ve lost more balls than usual and that has caused that we have been pushed back. Perhaps people will think that at the Bernabeu we usually control possession and that has not happened today. We have to try to keep stability, not only at the Bernabeu, but also away,” Ramos added.

The defender also praised Karim Benzema, who scored Los Merengues’s first goal: “When the forwards are in good form, that’s good for us. Having Karim in such a great shape is good for us. When he is at his best level, he is a unique striker.”