Sergio Ramos' return hugely important for Madrid, says Modric

The Croatia international has hailed the importance of the centre-back following his comeback in the 2-0 win over Levante at the weekend

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has stressed that the return of Sergio Ramos is vital for the Santiago Bernabeu side’s ambitions this term.

The Spain international made his comeback in Madrid’s 2-0 La Liga win over Levante on Sunday after missing his side’s previous five league games due to a muscular problem.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men won just twice of their five La Liga matches without Sergio Ramos and Modric was delighted to see the defender return to the frame.

“It is hugely important to have Sergio back with us. His character and quality are important for this team,” Modric told the official Madrid website.

The Croatia international then went on to voice his satisfaction with Sunday’s win at the Bernabeu and is hopeful they can build on the victory in the upcoming Clasico versus Barcelona.

“I think we played a good game, especially in the first half. It was a very important win and will help with our preparations for the Barcelona match.

“It is going to be a very tough encounter. They keep the ball very well but we just have to focus on our game.

“We need to stay true to ourselves and make the most of our chances. We have to be united both in attack and defence.”

Madrid currently sit second in La Liga, trailing Barcelona by one point.

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