Luka Modrić, who replaced Ronaldo as the world’s best player title, said things would be different for Madrid if the Portugal striker Ronaldo had not gone to the Juventus Football Club.
As Real Madrid falter in the attack, Luka Modric feels the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) February 15, 2019
“Any team would miss a player like Cristiano, it’s almost impossible to find someone to replace them, and of course, we miss him,” Modric said in the knockout stages of the Champions League the day before the first knockout phase.
Madrid won the first three leg continues weeks ago in the Netherlands 2-1. Madrid’s fighting attack was blamed for the consecutive home defeat by Barcelona last week.
The results what we get out of the Copa del Rey and virtually ended his hopes of winning the Spanish championship.
— Luka Modrić (@lukamodric10) February 9, 2019
What the club was trying to do after Ronaldo’s departure was that other players take on their role in the attack and share the responsibility, but that’s not easy to do, said Modric, the Croatian midfielder who spent six seasons with Ronaldo.
Maybe some of the players had to take a step forward and they not even score 50 goals maybe we needed two or three players, each scoring 15, 20 or 10 goals I think that’s our biggest problem for this season and we try to do our best.