The Blues journey to Santiago Bernabeu 3-1 down from the primary leg, the place Karim Benzema scored a hat trick. Though the Frenchman stole the headlines, Modric additionally impressed.
Talking throughout Chelsea’s pre-match press convention, Kovacic stated “It’s fairly troublesome to cease [Modric]. He’s a tremendous participant. I admired him once I was a baby when he performed for my favorite membership, Dinamo Zagreb.”
“He has at all times been pretty much as good as he’s now. So long as I’ve identified him he has remained on the identical degree, which is superb. He loves soccer a lot. He’s an expert. If he retains going like this, I see him enjoying for [another] three or 4 years,” he added.
“It was good and troublesome to play towards him, however it’s by no means good if you end up shedding. I at all times desire to have him on my group. This second we’re towards one another, and we’re prepared to point out our greatest tomorrow to attempt to undergo.”
Kovacic went on to discuss the assumption that he and his Chelsea teammates have forward of the sport towards Los Blancos.
“In fact we have now our possibilities [to advance] and we’re motivated to point out our greatest tomorrow,” added Kovacic.
“We didn’t have our greatest recreation and the end result shouldn’t be good and the end result shouldn’t be good within the final recreation. There’s hope and we’re motivated to point out our greatest. Will probably be a high quality recreation and we’re wanting ahead to it.”