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Modric: We never learn

by Tom Conn | Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric was disappointed by his side’s 2-0 Champions League quarterfinals loss to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening and while Los Blancos advanced to their fourth consecutive semi-finals, Modric feels that they never learn and keep putting themselves in harm’s way.

Modric BVB

In his post-match interview, Modric spoke about the match, which saw Dortmund storm the gates and get two goals and should have scored a third, and how they must address their mistakes and actually learn from them.

“We are happy, of course, because we are moving on to the semi-finals but we aren’t happy with how we played tonight, especially in the first half.  We cannot allow ourselves to give away the first half.  We’re getting a lot better, but hey, we’re in the semi-finals.

“I don’t know what happened in the first half.  It may be that we were relaxed because we won 3-0 in the first leg.  Maybe we thought that it would be easy.  I don’t know.  We need to learn from this match.  We always say we need to learn, we need to learn…but we never seem to learn.”

Modric concluded by discussing his preference for Friday’s semi-finals draw and the possibility of facing either Atletico Madrid or Barcelona.

“I don’t know, we’ll see.  It’s important that we did our job.  We’ll see what the others do.”

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