Modric: “The tie will be decided in the Bernabéu”

NEWS | 13/04/2015

“We expect two very difficult games against a great opponent but we are ready”, stated the Croatian.
Speaking at a publicity event organised by Mahou, Luka Modric assessed Real Madrid's current form with a view to the upcoming Champions League quarter-final clash against Atlético: "It will be a great tie against a great team. We expect two very difficult games, but we are ready for them and hopefully we'll be able to continue our good run. I'm certain that this knock-out tie will be decided in the Bernabéu”.

“My fondest memory of these derbies comes from our previous meeting in the Champions League. That match and night were unforgettable and incredible moments in our lives. I remember that game well. When Sergio scored I knew we would go on to win in extra time”.

Preparation for this match
“We are training the same as always although it feels slightly different because it is a derby and the expectations are higher. We are at home and are fully focused on our preparations because we want to do everything the manager asks of us”.

We are in great form and are extremely motivated.

“The atmosphere around the camp is really positive. We are in great form and are extremely motivated and ready for the two matches ahead. There is always a lot of excitement in the dressing room for games like this, almost the same level of excitement as that of the fans”.

“He is a great coach. He transmits calm and experience, and that is reflected in his players. We want to make the most of his footballing philosophy and his vast knowledge in order to improve on a daily basis”.