Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric said he is still hungry to achieve more regardless of his age after he helped his side to get past Atalanta and qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
The 35-year-old midfielder produced a fantastic display in their comfortable 3-1 win overAtalanta
on Tuesday asReal Madrid
reached the Champions League quarter-finals.
played a crucial part in breaking the deadlock as he intercepted the kick out from Atalanta's goalkeeper and set up
for the opening goal.
“Atalanta press a lot, all over the pitch, they don’t stop,"
after the game.
"Benzema’s goal came at the right time. It gave us the confidence to keep going.
"I’m 35 but I feel like I’m only 27. I feel great. You shouldn’t look at the age, it’s all about how we perform on the pitch, regardless of age. I’m still hungry for more, to continue playing at the highest level and I feel great.
"It’s so important that we’ve advanced to the quarter-finals. The group wants to keep winning, and we’ll see how far we go.”
Real Madrid manager
also heaped praise on ageless Luka Modrich and said he does not seem like a 35-year-old midfielder.
Zidane added: "The double pivot of Modric and [Toni] Kroos was phenomenal tonight.
"Modric is 35 right? But on the pitch he doesn't show that. He's an exceptional player."