Luka Modric: We were too complacent

Luka Modric: We were too complacent


Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric has said Los Blancos were too complacent going into the game with Borussia Dortmund and need to learn their lessons quickly.

The nine-time European Cup winners made it through to Friday’s semi-final draw by the skin of their teeth after almost blowing their first leg 3-0 lead on Tuesday night. A missed Angel di Maria penalty combined with two first half goals for the hosts meant a tense affair for Madridistas watching in the stands and on TV.

And Croatia international Modric told Marca that complacency was a problem they have to get rid of if they are to be successful this season in their quest for trophies.

He stated: “I don’t know what happened. It may be that we were complacent because we won 3-0 and we started thinking it would be easy. I don’t know. We need to learn from this match. We always say we need to learn but we never do.”

Los Blancos will be joined in the draw in the final four alongside city rivals Atletico de Madrid who defeated Barcelona. They could also be drawn against Chlesea, now managed by former Real boss Jose Mourinho. Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich is the other team in the hat.