Modric relishing Champions League challenge with Spurs


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Luka Modric is relishing the prospect of Tottenham Hotspur qualifying for the Champions League group stages.

The Croatian midfielder signed a new six-year deal at White Hart Lane last week and knows the challenge Spurs face ahead of them, after being knocked out of the final qualifying round while at Dinamo Zagreb.

“I came off the pitch [at Manchester City] a couple of minutes before the end, and when I was on the bench everyone was so nervous, so excited. When the whistle finally went we all ran onto the pitch to celebrate together. We knew what it meant to everyone and wanted to be with our fans,” Modric told the Ham & High.

“It was an unforgettable moment for every player – for the team, the squad, for everyone. I thought at the time ‘this is a big thing for us’. If we qualify for the group stages of the Champions League I’m sure this club will go onto another level. This club deserves to play football at that level.

“With the qualifiers, you live for those types of games. They are massive games and the expectations are unbelievable. You know it’s the group stages of the Champions League if you win. It’s great to compete in those types of matches, and to play in it regularly would be brilliant for the club. I can’t wait.

“It was a fantastic season. We have a great squad, a lot of good players in every position – in fact two players vying for every position. We’ve needed that as well because the season in England is long – two cups and the Premier League, and now we’ll hopefully have the group stages of the Champions League next season to think about as well.”

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    • Cant afford a season ticket Stoney but no matter which way you look at it, its going to be a great season for the lads. Harry has done a great job and if we can add to the squad with quality players then hey who knows. COYS

  1. Mickspur. YIDO. I’m hoping this is the season we’ve been waiting for for so long. Things are looking the best they have for decades. Just need planning permission for the best stadium in north London and the dream will really start taking shape. COYS.

  2. I am a spurs fan from Hong Kong and i have always been a spurs fan since young. This is the best season I have seen spurs has performed, besides the lasagna incident. i really really hope spurs can go into the group stage at least. go spurs go!!

    • Hi Kev,30 years Spurs fan now shuttering between Shenzhen & Hong Kong. Haven't met a single Spurs fan except my wife who gets paid to watch the rare Spurs game on TV with me. Just kidding.
      Would be interested to know if there's a place in HK where Spurs fans can get togetherbefore,during & after the game. Thx.


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