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Modric: We took it easy

2014-10-24 10:21
Luka Modric (Getty Images)
Luka Modric (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Luka Modric revealed that Real Madrid took their foot off the gas against Liverpool with El Classico looming large.

The Croatian midfielder told Goal.com that his teammates turned their focus to Saturday's match against Barcelona midway through the match against Liverpool.

"The first goal broke them. They lost enthusiasm." said the former Spurs midfielder.

"Then in the second half we were saving a little bit of energy for Saturday.

"In the last month, or month and a half, we have looked in great shape and we showed our top form in this iconic stadium,"

Modric revealed his side are looking for a morale boost after last season's third place La Liga finish when they take on Barcelona in El Clasico.

"The atmosphere in the team is great and it's one of the reasons why we're playing so well," added Modric. 

"I am ready for the Clasico, whatever the outcome is. Hopefully, we will win because it would mean a lot for our confidence."

Real Madrid will need to be at their very best to break down a Barcelona side, who top La Liga standings, that has not conceded a goal in the league this season.

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