Modric: Redknapp is scary in the dressing room


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Luka Modric has claimed that he’s more scared of Harry Redknapp than the physical nature of English football.

Despite his small stature, the Croatian has adapted well to life at White Hart Lane and has proven he has what is takes to cope in the Premier League.

“The Premier League is a fast and physical competition,” he told The Times.

“I know everyone suspected I was too soft for this league, but I think I’ve shown it’s not a problem. I’m not scared of anybody.

“I wasn’t supposed to be able to handle those things, but it’s not worked out like that.

“I like playing here. I watch a lot of football on television from all over the world and the Premier League is the best.”

“Harry is very similar to Bilic, but is scarier in the dressing room if we’re losing at half-time,” Modric explained.

“They both talk a lot to the players, they’re great motivators and know exactly what to say.

“Harry may be a little bit scarier, but every coach whose team is losing at half-time is not in a good mood.

“I have freedom going forward, but also need to work hard in defence. I know what Harry expects and I don’t want to let him down.

“Every coach has bad as well as good moments. If we play badly, he lets us know.”

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