"It wasn’t an easy stadium, especially with how the pitch was. We had to make a very big effort. The team has improved, it’s getting better every day and proof of that was our great effort in the group stages."
"I feel good, useful and eager to help the team. Every match we show a more fluid football and we want to keep going like that because the season is long. I feel good and I want to enjoy this moment. I wanted to score today, as I always do. All goals are important for the team to win and it was special today because of breaking the record. But I am not thinking about the records. The main aim is to win trophies."
Injury update: Ancelotti told the press that although Modrić was taken off (left shin), he doesn’t think it’s more than a knock.
The UCL knockout stage draw takes place Monday at noon CET. RM will play the 1st leg away and the 2nd at home. Dates are provisionally set for February 18, 19, 25 or 26 and March 11, 12, 18 or 19. Opponents cannot be from the same domestic league or group.