Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has revealed that the club is missing its former player Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus last Summer.
Modric made this know ahead of his side’s UCL game against Ajax. Real Madrid go into the game on the back of three consecutive loses – two to rivals Barcelona.
According to the current Ballon D’or winner, the failure to sign a replacement for Ronaldo is the reason why the club is facing difficulties today.
“The absence of Cristiano is something every team would feel; to find a replacement for Cristiano is almost impossible,” Modric told journalists.
“Given what he did for us and this club, we miss Cristiano. The club wanted the other players to make up for what he did, divided between the strikers and that is not easy.
“Cristiano scored 50 goals and you can’t find someone today who scores that many. Some of us have to take a step forward and, while not scoring 50, what we need is two or three players who score 15, 20, or 10 goals and we don’t have that.
“That is our biggest problem this year. For example against Barca in the cup we had many chances and when you don’t take advantage your opponent punishes you.
“The club tried, and it seems good, putting faith in other players like Gareth (Bale), (Marco) Asensio, Karim (Benzema); they brought in Mariano, Vinicius is here.
“(Vinicius) is doing very well for the age he is but sometimes things don’t go how we wanted them to,” Modric summed up.