Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric says the team will take much confidence from their win over Athletic Bilbao as they head into some tricky fixtures in the coming weeks.
Los Blancos defeated the Basque outfit 2-1 at San Mames thanks to a Karim Benzema brace although they were made to work hard for the three points at the home side threw everything at the 10-time Champions League winners in search of a late equaliser.
Rafa Benitez’ men face Malaga in their next game before resuming Champions League duties ahead of a crunch game versus city rivals Atletico de Madrid.
Speaking to journalists after the match, Modric stated: “They are three very important points. We’re very happy, we need to continue on this path. We showed a lot of quality and character throughout the match, especially during the second half and when we were faced with difficult moments.
“Athletic were great opponents but we had a lot of chances on goal, in particular during the first half. We know how hard it is to win here, we lost this fixture last year and we’re delighted with how we played tonight. This win will fill us with confidence for the upcoming matches. Next up we face Málaga, following that we’re in the Champions League again, and then we take on Atlético.”