Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Madrid do not want to be compared to Guardiola's Barcelona; says; Modric
Luka Modric says Real Madrid do not want to be compared to Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Barcelona, explaining that Carlo Ancelotti's men want to be considered a great side in their own right.
Los Blancos won the Champions League last season, defeating city rivals Atletico in the final, but have arguably stepped up a level this season, winning seven games in a row to storm to the top of La Liga.
The fact that they have scored a staggering 32 goals during that remarkable run has prompted comparisons with the Barca side that won two European Cups between 2009 and 2011, as well as three successive Spanish titles.
However, Modric has no time for such talk, stating that Madrid are concentrated solely on doing their own thing.
“You can’t compare us to the Barcelona team under Guardiola," the Croatia international told reporters after Saturday's 4-0 win at Granada.
"We are Madrid and we want to define our own philosophy. We don’t want to be compared to anyone.
“We’re on a roll at the moment. We’re not content to score just one or two goals, we want more and more."
Indeed, Modric admitted that Madrid are intent on making it 12 wins in a row in all competitions by beating Champions League Group B rivals Liverpool at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
“We hope to be able to deliver another great performance and keep the momentum up," the midfielder enthused. "I hope that we play well and win too."
Madrid triumphed 3-0 at Anfield on matchday three to maintain their 100 per cent start to the defence of their European crown.