APOEL - Real Madrid

Modric: "This win gives us confidence and we'll grow as a team"

NEWS | 21/11/2017 | Javier García (Nicosia) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba/Helios de la Rubia

"It's always good when you keep a clean sheet and score some goals", stated Varane.
Luka Modric opened the scoring against APOEL and at the final whistle spoke about the team having qualified for the last 16: “It really was vital today, getting through, and progressing from the group stage. Now we have to focus on LaLiga and try to claw some points back. We can do it if we play like we did tonight. The win will boost out confidence for the future and we are now going to grow as a team and be the Real Madrid that people know. We will continue to perform well and win games”.
“I don’t shoot often, but thankfully today it went in. It was a similar goal to one I scored for Croatia. I am very happy to have opened my account for the season”.
Varane: “We were focused and measured in our play”
“We struggled to score in previous games. As well as playing well, we notched six goals tonight and didn’t concede, so we’re thrilled with that. We were focused and measured in our play and it worked out well for us“.

Lucas: "We feel stronger after this game".

“It is the fruit of the whole team's labour, but it is always great to score and not concede any. I hope we can score a lot in our next games and the results keep going our way. We are focused on playing as best we can and tonight really was a step in the right direction”.

Lucas: "We've got to continue on in this vein"
"It was a game from which we needed to emerge feeling stronger. The result and the performance go hand-in-hand, the vibes are good, we played with good intensity and must continue in this vein. That's how we'll go on and achieve big things".

"You don't need to look very hard to realise that he put in a great performance, apart from his two goals. He helps the team with his play and his movement. He and Cristiano provide us with reassurance when they're amongst the goals. They're not going to stop now".