Just a day after Real Madrid’s embarrassing fourth-straight defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico clash this season, midfielder Luka Modric made a big Cristiano Ronaldo claim. Speaking ahead of the team’s second-leg Champions League round of 16 clash against Ajax, Modric expressed that the team’s strikers have been unable to fil the void left by Ronaldo.
Madrid failed to find the back of the net against Barcelona in last week’s double Clasico meeting. Subsequently, they were eliminated in the Copa del Rey and fell 12 points behind the Catalan leaders. Real Madrid hence rest their entire hope on defending their Champions League honour for it is the last silverware still within their reach.