Modric: A great year for me

Luka Modric has admitted that it was a good year for him personally, but wants to win silverware in 2014.

The Croatian playmaker has become a key part of Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid team, and the 28-year-old has conceded that the Coach has given him confidence.

“It was a good year for me personally,” he told Marca.

“Things started going well for me with the game at Old Trafford and the Spanish Cup win over Barcelona. I think the team was somewhat unlucky in key games and that cost us winning any silverware. I'm sure that 2014 will be better.

“I'm in great form right now. Playing in pre-season was important for me. It's key to have the Coach's fully backing and trust.

“That's why I'm playing better. I also have a great relationship with the fans. They've always had my back and that has made things easier for me.

“We should win the club's tenth European title for them, they deserve it.”

Modric revealed what it was like working with Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane.

“It's great. Ancelotti is an amazing coach. I can say that he has complete faith in me. He believes in me, and that's very important. Zizou helps us a lot.

“It's great having him working with the team, he teaches us so much. We stay behind with him after training to practice our shooting.

“He's a great guy and it's a pleasure to work so closely with him.”

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