Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric spoke to Eurosport about the healthy state of the club, and what Zinedine Zidane said to the players at half time in Cardiff.
Modric: more Madrid titles to come
The Croatian believes that the victory over Juventus in the Champions League final will be one of many titles that this team will win.
“We are doing something special at the moment, and we have to keep moving forward. This moment won’t last forever.
“I think we have a feeling that we’re a special team and that we can win a lot of trophies in the future. It’s difficult to say how long this will last, but we have to enjoy what we’re doing, and we’ll see. We’re at good ages, we have a lot of young, high-quality players – that can only be a good thing for the team.”
Modric, who arrived at the Bernabéu from Tottenham in 2012, also praised manager Zinedine Zidane.
“If Zidane sees something that we can do on the pitch, he tells us, and we try to do it as well as we can.”
Zidane asked for aggression
Real Madrid arrived at half time in the Champions League final with the score at 1-1, after an audacious overhead kick from Mario Mandzukic cancelled out Ronaldo’s opener. Yet after the break, Madrid swept Juventus aside with three further goals.
Modric revealed that “during the break, he [Zidane] told us that we had to be more aggressive, so Juve wouldn’t be able to keep the ball as easily as they could in the first half. We were dropping too far back in the first half, and that wasn’t helping us.
“In the second half, we changed that. It was crucial.”