Luka Modric as a savior, David Alaba as a dancer and Karim Benzema relieved… Real Madrid players in the Champions League semi-final in the locker room after an intense showdown with Chelsea (2-3, AP) For tasted its worth.
A noisy sound system notes on Tuesday but the biggest relief invaded Real Madrid’s locker room after they lost to Chelsea (2-3, AP) in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday. But the score is much to the delight of Merengues, a 3–1 winner in the first leg but on the edge of velocity during the second act. So, the happy outcome freed Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
As he did during his comeback against PSG (1-0, 3-1) in the previous round, Luka Modric congratulated his teammates one by one. David Alaba, who has been exploring Madrid’s atmosphere this season, welcomed the renunciation of defeat in the club’s genes. “The spirit of this team is incredible,” likes the Austrian international. “Look at this guy, he’s 36!”, he continues, pointing to Modric before starting some dance steps.
“Best club in the world!” benzema says
By his side, Dani Carvajal summarizes the team’s DNA. “You have to suffer to win, misses the right side. We know this better than anyone.” Big smile on his face, Karim Benzema is enjoying one surprising new scenario after another against PSG. The writer of a hat-trick in London a week earlier, he offered his team qualification by scoring his 12th goal of the season in the competition during extra time.
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“It was very difficult, more than ever in the race for the Golden Ball,” commented the French international. It is a very difficult team but we never stopped thinking that we would win and score. Real Madrid is the best club in the world to win.”