Fresh from securing a 1-1 draw in El Clasico thanks to Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric has hailed his side’s unbeaten run that has seen them go 33 games without a loss.
Trailing 1-0 with a minute left on the clock, Los Blancos’ record seemed in danger, but Ramos’ late leveller typified the fighting spirit of a side determined not to give up.
And after preserving their impressive run, Modric, who played a starring role at the Camp Nou, suggested that the stunning form hadn’t happened by chance.
“We have to go game by game and see when we lose,” he said.
“Let’s not lose, but we do not have to think about records, 33 games without losing cannot be chance.”
Dominant for much of the match only to find themselves trailing to Luis Suarez’s header, Real Madrid eventually dug deep to earn a vital point, with the Croatian admitting that it felt like a victory given the circumstances.
“I think we played a good game, the first half especially, they dominated in the second period for 15 minutes and scored, but then we did not stop, we did not give up and we scored such an important goal, he added.
“It’s almost like a victory, we’re leaders but there’s a lot of league left until the end. We have to continue in the same way.
“I do not like to talk about my game, I prefer the team. We all played well, I feel better every day after the injury and we deserved this point today.”
Asked if the quality Real Madrid possess together with their dogged determination not to lose makes them unbeatable, the midfielder insisted that Los Merengues wouldn’t give up their record without a fight.
“I think yes, with so much quality and so many world class players, if we play like a team, if we put everything on the line and fight, it is very very difficult to beat to us,” he concluded.
“We have to keep going and not give up.”