Mourinho: 'Modric Was Crucial Because He Changed the Match'

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Mourinho: 'Modric Was Crucial Because He Changed the Match'
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After Real Madrid’s victory at Old Trafford, Mourinho was pleased to go through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but did not hesitate to demand more from his players: "We are happy to go through, but I expected more from my team. The first half was a nil-nil between two teams that knew they were on the limit. The sending-off changed the match a bit, because it changed the flow. But then Manchester United, with ten, were better and created us problems. We were able to score two goals and hold on until the end". He also spoke about one of the deciding factors of the match: "Modric was crucial because he changed the match and the sending-off also changed the match because they were left a man down".

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