Modric: Rodriguez and Kroos are fantastic signings
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Luka Modric believes new signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez will help Real Madrid improve on their UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey-winning campaign of 2013/14.

The 28-year-old Croatia midfielder, who joined Los Blancos from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012, was impressed by the pair's efforts at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and is looking forward to playing alongside them.

"I watched James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos play in the World Cup and, for me, they were two of the best players in the competition," Modric told Marca. "They're great players and will only improve our team even more.

"Real Madrid have shown their ambition by bringing such fantastic signings to the club. It's great news for us, the players, because we always want to play with the best, and also for the supporters, who want to see the best players."

La Decima burden lifted
Kroos signed for Real four days after helping Germany win the World Cup, while Rodriguez became the world's fourth most expensive player on Tuesday after completing his €80m move from Monaco.

The new additions at the Bernebau have left supporters in confident mood, and Modric does not see why Real cannot dominate for years to come after finally winning their tenth European title by beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the Champions League final in May.

"Every competition and every trophy is important at Real Madrid," he said. "It would be marvellous to be able to win all six, but it will be very, very tough. We'll face some very good teams on the way.

"The pressure will be the same as it always is at Real Madrid. There won't be as much as there was for La Decima, which was enormous.

"Now it'll be the logical pressure involved with being Real Madrid, because of the club's history and the fact that we're the current champions. It'll be easier after having won La Decima. I think it's our time."