Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has called Real Madrid ‘a team of champions’ following his side’s 3-0 reverse in the Spanish capital.
Goals from Isco, Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz sealed a comfortable win for the European champions, who accumulated 30 efforts on goal during the match.
“I expected Real Madrid to be this good, they are a team of champions,” Di Francesco told reporters, as cited by Marca.
“A lot has been said about Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure but if I supported Madrid, I would not be at all concerned by his exit because they have many more star players.
“They are one of the few teams who could develop without him (Ronaldo) and they have shown their abundance of quality to compensate for his exit.
“Luka Modric? He was extraordinary, you only need to look at his performances in the World Cup, but I think he is one of just many Madrid players on that level.
“Our 4-3-3 formation? We lost many individual duels and we were subsequently punished because of the opposition, but we must seek to have continuity in our style.”