‘Modric, Rakitic rate La Real’

Darijo Srna says that Croatian colleagues Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have warned him and his Shakhtar Donetsk teammates of Real Sociedad’s potential.

Srna’s Ukrainian outfit travel out to Anoeta to take on Jagoba Arrasate’s team this Tuesday evening in the opening matchday of the group phase.

Ahead of the test, the full-back has revealed that he has been doing a bit of scouting on the Spanish himself.

“Real Sociedad are a good team,” Srna has told reporters this week in anticipation.

“I have spoken with Modric and Rakitic and they have emphasised the strength of our opponents, they spoke favourably of them.

“This demonstrates why Real have won the right to participate in the Champions League.

“Each Spanish team taking part in this competition is strong.”

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