Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric gave his comments after the Champions League 1/8 final return leg against Atalanta (3-1, first leg 1-0).
“The boss [Zidane] asked us to press higher. That’s what we did. It gave us confidence,” Modric told UEFA’s official website.
He went on to say: “I feel like I am 27 again. I do not think about my age. It is not the mark in the passport that matters, it is your performance on the field. I am still hungry to fight at the highest level and work every day to stay here.
“It was important now to qualify for the quarter-finals after two seasons where we have dropped out before. We can go very far.”