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Modric comes out to defend Bale

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 04: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid laughs with teammates during a team training session ahead the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match of the UEFA Champions League between Real Madrid and Ajax at Valdebebas training ground on March 04, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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The Real Madrid defender says his team cannot be ruled out of the UEFA Champions League after a bad season at La Liga.

In four days, Real Madrid was eliminated by Barcelona from the Copa del Rey and then written off by the Blaugrana in the Spanish La Liga.

Most experts are saying the team’s only title objectives must be the UEFA Champions League.

Also, Welsh footballer, Gareth Bale has been criticized a lot, and Los Blancos’ midfielder Luka Modric took the microphones to defend him.

“Sometimes a player comes into a case of his career, in which he doesn’t feel at his best,” Modric told the press as quoted by Marca.

“Everything passes though.”

“It happened to me in the past. I see him being happy and he has the desire [to do well]. We can’t forget what he has done for the club, as these things can be easy to forget,” he added.

“He wants to work, and he wants to be the same Gareth he has always been. Gareth has a lot to give to the team, and all he has to do is work, work, work.”

Real Madrid will now play against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

“For us, a Champions League match is always very important, especially tomorrow against a very good, young and ambitious team,” Modric continued.

“This game is key for this season, we want to be in the quarter-finals, it will not be easy, but we are prepared and we are going to play a great game. Qualifying is very important for us.”

“Ajax aren’t going to change much, they have nothing to lose, and that is why it is a very dangerous match. We have to be alert, as it will be a very complicated 90 minutes,” he explained.

“When you lose two games against your biggest rivals is not something that makes you feel good.”

“But the important thing is that Tuesday’s game is coming up so soon and there is no time to mull over what has happened. We have to focus on what we have to do and forget what happened.”