Luka Modric was at a loss to explain Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Los Blancos progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate by virtue of winning the first-leg 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu.
But two Marco Reus goals made for an uncomfortable evening in Germany, with Madrid eventually holding on to the lead by a slim margin.
“I don’t know what happened,” Modric admitted after the match, according to Marca.
“It may be that we were complacent because we won 3-0 and we started thinking it would be easy. I don’t know.
“We need to learn from this match. We always say we need to learn but we never do.”
Modric added that whatever joy he and his teammates were feeling at reaching the last four was tempered by the performance at Signal Iduna.
“Of course we’re happy we’ve reached the semi-finals but we aren’t happy with how we’ve played, especially in the first-half,” the midfielder continued.
“We can’t allow what happened in the first-half. But we improved and we are in the semi-final.”
Modric was asked if he had a preference for an opponent ahead of the draw on Friday.
“It’s important that we’ve done our job. We’ll see what the others do,” he replied.