Modric believes Real can continue to dominate
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 10:05
"It's fabulous, no-one had done it", said France coach Deschamps of Zidane's achievement. I told them to continue with what we were doing, but putting more pressure on them and playing with more width. It caps a season (in which he was) champion of Spain and champion of Europe. "It's an honor to wear the armband for the best team in the world".
After winning his fourth Champions League title (three for Real and one for Manchester United), Cristiano has global duty, representing Portugal in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation - his first game is two weeks from now on June 18.
Modric has revealed that head coach Zidane had encouraged his players to use quick passing down the flanks and deliveries on the ground in order to make life as hard as possible for the Juve back three of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.
"I've signed a long-term contract at Madrid", he said. He also believes the current team can even destroy the record of their processors Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas, who are regarded as the best duo in European club football.
His response to the challenge was emphatic and no-one can question Ronaldo is the equal of Messi after he drew level with the Barcelona striker on four Champions League winners' medals - three with Madrid and the first with United.
The Spanish giants won the 2017 Champions League by defeating Juventus 4-1 in the final on Saturday.
Real made a sluggish start to the final and while they took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo's low finish they were soon pegged back by Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead kick.
The bonus structure is done differently in Madrid, with the amount handed out being the personal decision of club president Florentino Perez rather than written into players' contracts, as is done in the Premier League. "The most important (thing) is that I again had an wonderful season, me and my team-mates have done the double".
"I hope to return many more times and that we can celebrate many more titles".