Real Madrid play-maker Luka Modric has claimed that the Spanish giants are desperate to end the domestic title drought this season.
The 31-year-old is yet to win a La Liga title with the Los Blancos having signed for the club in 2012, right after they won Spanish top tier with a record 100 points.
It has been 4 years since the Santiago Bernabeu outfit won the league, which means some of their biggest current stars are yet to win a single domestic league title since signing for the club.
Barcelona have since won three league titles while Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid have won the title once.
The Blaugrana have been the most dominant team in Spain and Europe for the last decade, although Real are fighting hard for European glory with their hated rivals but domestic silverware has been rare for the Galacticos.
“I have not won the league yet and hopefully this is the year,” Luka Modric told reporters.
“You can say that it is our priority because, for a club like Real Madrid to go four years without winning, it is too long. That does not mean we do not want to win the Champions League, Copa del Rey and everything that we play in.”
“This may be the best squad I have ever played in. We have a lot of quality and each position is covered by two or three players. It is an impressive squad.”
The Croatian captain is out with a knee injury, but feels that he is recovering fast. Talking optimistically about his injury, Luka Modric said “I feel good. Every day I feel better. I am working a lot and hard to get back as soon as possible.”
“I take each day as it comes and hope to return soon. I feel better but I cannot say when I will be available again. It is a compliment that they say that my absence from the team has been noted but I prefer that others say things like that. It gives me confidence to work harder.”
“I am not worried about my injury. When I analyse every injury, I see that I came back stronger. What I have been through are things that can happen in football.”
“I feel good, I take care of myself a lot, and I am not worried about getting older. I feel good. There may be people who think I am old at 31 years of age but I feel very good and I think I am playing some of the best football of my life at this age.”