Luka Modric believes that the poor results from Real Madrid this season, not only due to bad luck. According to the Golden Ball-winner, there are too many players that their level is not.
“Many of us do not perform at their usual level. We can simply not afford to have any competition directly in the issues to come,” said Modric Sunday after the painful 0-2-thuisnederlaag against Real Sociedad.
Real came into its own Estadio Santiago Bernabéu already in the third minute on backlog when Casemiro a penalty kick caused, which was then used by William José. ‘The Royal’ convinced no time and got into the final stage – when all ten people stood by Lucas Vázquez his second yellow card, yet still in strong position.
“We have to conclude that it is not a matter of bad luck more,” said Modric. “We create a lot and fight there, but the ball is simply not there. There are plenty of reasons that explain why it is not running.”
The Spanish title now appears to be a utopia for Real, that ten points admits at FC Barcelona. The leader won later in the day with 1-2 Getafe and profited thereby from the loss of points of competitors Atlético Madrid and Sevilla, who meet each other at 1-1, kept.
Defeat at Real goal tender Thibaut Courtois after the second goal from Real Sociedad. ()
“We should be as men play’
The 33-year-old Modric knows what it takes to be Real, that the following month against Ajax in the eighth finals of the Champions League, again in addition to help.
“We need to be more for each other, go through the fire, and as a team play. Even though the title out of sight, we should have every match take, as men, to play and things to put right,” said the Croatian midfielder.
Real coach Santiago Solari frustrated also of the vormcrisis of his team. “Everything was against in this competition and we started terrible,” he said after the match with Sociedad, which Real for the first time since may 2009, of a other team than Barcelona at home with at least two goals difference and lost.
Solari was also critical of the arbitration which is the Real two times, a penalty refused to give. “We had to have at least one earned. In the first case you could still doubt, but no one understands why we are at the second time, no penalty kick given. That there was one in the booklet.”
‘The Royal’ gets Wednesday, though the chance of reparation, when Leganés in Madrid the opponent in the eighth-finals of the Copa del Rey. Four days later, wait a uitduel with Real Betis in the league. The European diptych against Ajax on 13 February and 5 march.
FC Barcelona will benefit with profits of an accident, Atlético, Sevilla and Real
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