Luka Modric: We will be back to our best

Luka Modric: We will be back to our best

Luka Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has said the players are disappointed with events in the past few weeks but will hit top form again soon.

Los Blancos have only taken one point from their past two league games, losing top spot in the La Liga race to Barcelona with the Clasico looming large next week. The 10-time Champions League winner also only just scraped into the quarter finals of this season’s competition after losing 4-3 at home to Schalke on Tuesday, but managing a 5-4 win overall.

Speaking to Sportske novosti, Modric said: “This is not the real Real Madrid, but I am sure we will get back to the level we were, hen people talked about us as one of best teams ever.”

The Croatian also spoke about his satisfaction at making his comeback in the team after a four month absence with a thigh injury.

“My first thought as I entered the pitch was ‘I just want to return to the locker room happy’. I was surprised and touched by the fans when they cheered me while we were warming up. I didn’t expect that. But I am no saviour, there are no saviours in football,” he told the publication.

And he added: “I feel good but don’t ask me how soon will I be at my best, I don’t know. Now we have one match per week and that is optimal for me to get in best shape.

“During my rehabilitation process there were some tough moments, especially during the first two weeks. I was only supposed to lie around and do nothing. I even cried when I found out I would be out for four months. I am very emotional.”

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