Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has praised the hard work done by them to win the La Liga 2019-20 title. Despite the pandemic situation postponing the end of the season, Modric said that the Madrid players never “slackened off” and always looked to win.

“The season has been very long, with lots of games in which the team has performed outstandingly well and has shown how hungry it is. We haven’t slackened off and we’ve worked very well to get back to the level the coach wanted us to be,” Modric was quoted as saying on the official website of Real Madrid.

“We’ve won 10 games out of 10 and now there’s one more left and we want to end with a win. This team is not satisfied, it always wants to win. I’ve worked hard during lockdown and this is the fruit of that work. We have a lot of players who are playing very well and at a very high level,” he added.

The Croatian international also reminded that they have a tough Champions League away fixture against Manchester City and said that the La Liga win celebration would not hamper their preparation for the match. Madrid had lost the first leg at home 1-2.

“We have a tough game against Manchester City and we have to turn the result around, but in the home game we played good football. We have enough resources to put in a good performance and turn it around. We need to rest a bit and to prepare well for the game, which is going to be very hard. We’re ready and prepared,” he added.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid were crowned the La Liga champions for the 34th time after they bear Villarreal 2-1 on Thursday at the empty Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Their cause was strengthened further by the unexpected 1-2 defeat of Barcelona at the hands of Osasuna.