Niko Kranjcar has defended Luka Modric by claiming that his Croatian team-mate should not be criticised for his behaviour this summer.
The unsettled Tottenham midfielder will not face Manchester United this evening .
“It is his decision to make and something he has to go through with the club,” Kranjcar told the London Evening Standard. “No one deserves to judge him if he decides to go because he has given three fantastic years to the club.
“I think as a friend you support them no matter what they decide to do. He has played every game with his heart and if he gets an opportunity or the club decide to sell him, everyone should support his decision. It is his decision not ours and it’s not up to us to convince him to stay or go.”
“If the club don’t sell him he will continue to play his football for the club as always because he loves the game,” Kranjcar added. “He loves it too much not to give his best. Everyone should expect him to give his all to the cause. I’m sure he will put in a great performance when selected.”
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