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Luka Modric on Cristiano Ronaldo – We missed his goals and he always motivates us at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid star Luka Modric has described his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as a player with big heart who is ready to help, adding that the Juventus striker is missed at the Bernabeu.


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Modric and Ronaldo were team-mates for six seasons before the Portuguese sensation moved to joining Juventus of Italy in 2018 for £99million.

The Croatian has stated that Los Blancos had missed the player since he departed the Spanish capital.

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“Talking about (Ronaldo’s ability) seems trivial to me: he is among the best ever.

“We missed his goals and character at Real: Cristiano always wants to win, he motivated us and made us react.

“As a person then he is a 10 – he has a big heart and is always ready to help those in need.”


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Modric had once narrated how former club manager Jose Mourinho had left the mulitiple Ballon d’Or winner on the verge of tears.

It was gathered that the incident happened in 2013 when the manager accused the now 35-year-old of failing to track back.

Modric told Corriere dello Sport: “The two fought for a long time on the field. After returning to the locker room at half-time, I saw Ronaldo desperate, on the verge of tears.”

However with football back in Spain, Real Madrid vs Eibar ended 3-1 as Los Blancos returned to La Liga with a not too convincing win over their opponents.

All three goals were scored in the first half through Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo as Pedo Bigas pulled one back for Eibar in the second half.

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