Luka Modric has backed Jose Mourinho to end Tottenham Hotspur’s long wait for a piece of competitive silverware.
The North London outfit last tasted success in 2008 when an extra-time header by Jonathan Woodgate gave Juande Ramos’ side a 2-1 win over Mourinho’s Chelsea in the League Cup final.
Modric left Tottenham to join Real Madrid in 2012 and previously admitted his regret that he was unable to help his former side to win a trophy (ESPN).
The Croatian has since gone on to win the Champions League on four occasions, two La Liga crowns and the prestigious Ballon d’Or (transfermarkt).
Mourinho has managed to win a trophy at every club he has managed having tasted success at Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Manchester United.
Modric, who worked under Mourinho during his time in charge in Madrid praised his former boss for his methodical planning in advance of every match and hopes he can end Tottenham’s barren spell.
Modric told The Times when asked if Mourinho can turn Tottenham into winners: “Yes, definitely.
“I have a special affection for him, for everything he meant for me. Tottenham did a great thing to appoint him as a manager because he is a proven winner.
“In Italy, England and Spain he won things and he knows how to win. I am hoping he manages to do the same thing with Spurs.
“It’s a great thing for Tottenham to be able to bring in someone like him.
“He wins everywhere. Even when people say, ‘Ah, he didn’t win in Manchester [United]’. He won the Europa League and other cups [League Cup in the 2016-17 season] because of his quality.
“He knows how to transport his energy to the players. If I had to say one thing [that he does differently to other managers] it is how he prepares for games.
“It’s something unbelievable, he gives you everything you need to know about the teams, where to make damage and exploit them.”
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