NEWS STORY. 12/12/2021
Luka Modrić put in a great performance against Atlético and received a well-deserved ovation from the Santiago Bernabéu. The midfielder told Realmadrid TV how happy he was: "It's an incredible feeling when you hear the Bernabéu singing your name. I want to thank them once more for the warmth they always show me. At last we've had a derby with a home crowd in, it really helps playing at the Bernabéu with the fans in. We showed today how much it means to us to play here, we put in a great performance and deserved to win".
"We're in a good position, but there's still a long way to go. We have to go one game at a time and stay focused until the end. You have to be at your best in games like these and perform at a high level, and we did just that. We all like to be involved in this type of game".
"I feel good physically and mentally. We worked well in pre-season and are working hard during the season with the coach and the fitness trainers. We've got to keep going".