“We do miss Modric, no doubt”

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Harry Redknapp admitted that Tottenham missed the influence of Luka Modric during the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday evening.

The Croatian international is currently sidelined for at least six weeks with a broken leg.

“We do miss Modric, no doubt,” said Redknapp. “I’m not saying we would have won with him, but he is fantastic for us.

“But I still think we can make the top four. We were right in the game here and showed why the fans have only seen us lose twice at home since I came here.

“I’d probably have taken two points from two home games against Liverpool and United. So 12 points from five games is great.”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. we missed modric but …..i think that harry made mistake playing keane on left…dos santos should be given the chance….and defoe pathnering pavlechenko……had it not worked then harry could have brought crouch and bentley…to play long ball……

  2. Burnley didn’t need Modric. Its a team effort. We can’t just be relying on one person. We can’t be using that as an excuse for a bad performance. We got people can who can pass well. Keep the ball on the ground and we will do well. No more long balls please.

  3. Forget the Modric factor he’s out for six weeks or so, we are not a one man team. I think we look better balanced with Keane and Defoe up front. Peter Crouch did work hard but we seem to be pumping more balls in the air to him instead of keeping the ball and moving teams around. That said Man u showed us how far we have to go before we can challenge for the prem.

  4. Seriously, I look at the lost as something positive. It’s kind of putting things into perspective or reality check. Cos losing is part of character building of a winning team. It’s not how many silly goals you’ve conceded, it’s how well you pick yourself up and bounce right back. Get the first defeat over with once and for all. No need to worry bout undefeated record or perfect start. On the bright side, rather lose to Mannure then the Arse across the road.

  5. If only everyone made an additional effort for the team just as Ferguson urged his players following the departure of Ronaldo. After all, the great teams are more successful not only because they are more talented but also because they are hungrier for victory. While Defoe is always great whenever he is with the ball, sometimes he goes for long periods without being involved in play. Lennon could vary his attacking approach, maybe move to the midfield or change wings so that he is not easily predictable especially against tough opposition. Keane could get more involved in creating by droping time and time again to the midfield and spreading the ball around. Assou-Ekotto is always been a great influence when he goes forward with great crosses and combinations but he doesn’t seem to muster the confidence to go forward more regularly. Maybe the defence and defensive midfield could do better in trying to hold their own further away from the defence when the team loses the ball and try to stifle the opponent as they tend to quickly fall behind after losing the ball, allowing the opponent much space to create. Just maybe one of the center defenders, Bassong or King, can stay back when the team earns a corner kick or free kick to ensure that there will be a strong defence in case of a counter attack. These are some deficient areas in Spurs game against Man U which could certainly be improved when playing with tougher opponents. In any case, this is just the humble opinion of this spurs fan!

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