Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is confident he will become a success in the long term, despite struggling since his switch from Tottenham.
The 27-year-old was one of the biggest transfers of the summer transfer window, but has mainly been warming the Real bench during his first season at the club.
“I know that I have the support of the squad and all of the coaches and that gives me peace of mind. The fans will be happy with me because I’m going to help the club to achieve success,” he told Real Madrid’s official website.
“I don’t like to give myself a mark out of 10, but I’m definitely not happy. In some matches I’ve shown my level and why I’m here, but I’ve also played less well in some matches.
“Everyone says that this league is very technical, but it also very physically demanding. I didn’t do the pre-season with the team and everything that happened in the summer has left its mark.
“I’m giving it everything and things are getting better.”
Modric has made 18 Liga appearances so far, scoring once in the process.