Modric: Real Madrid have more experience, but there is no candidate for the Champions League final

Madrid: Midfielder Luka Modric said Real Madrid will play the Champions League final against Liverpool with great confidence and will rely on his extensive experience in big match, but there are no prominent candidates in Paris. Real Madrid is in Champions League final for the fifth time since 2014 after winning the last seven finals since 1998, and the Spanish team will look to reach its 14th title to extend its record repeating the 2018 final, when they defeated Liverpool 3-1 in Kyiv. “We have a proven track record in this competition, “Modric told BT Sport. Some players have played in four Champions League finals. Now we are lucky enough to be in the fifth final. We have to be ourselves like every season. “There is no candidate in the final. Liverpool are a great team, they are having a great season, they have won two trophies, they have fought for the championship until the end … There is no candidate but we have great confidence. “Real Madrid have won three consecutive finals between 2016 and 2018 under the leadership of coach Zinedine Zidane. Modric said coach Carlo Ancelotti, who helped the Spanish team win the Champions League for the tenth time in 2014, hasn’t changed much to bring them back. in the final. “He’s himself, what we love about him is his personality, his humility, how he talks to the players, how he treats us,” Modric said. “When someone like him is next to you, you do more in field. You give him more. That’s why Carlo is regarded as an outstanding manager and one of the best coaches in the world of football to date. “The human side is the best part of him, he’s what we love the most and he’s the best for this team.” Real lost a round in every match played in the knockout stage against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City, but struggled to reach the final and won by just one goal of difference in total in every turn. On this Ancelotti said: “We are a strong team and the mental side is very good.” With the character and experience of this team, it cannot be said that he was lucky. “I’m really proud of the players … not I had problems managing them. Everyone is professional, even those who haven’t played. ” Despite the record Madrid to win the team’s last seven Champions League finals, Liverpool will draw confidence from a fact. The last time the Spanish team lost the final of the competition for club Europe’s most prestigious was in 1981, when Liverpool beat them 1-0 in Paris. (Reuters)