Luka Modric has said in a recent interview that he still has a regret when he thinks about his time with Tottenham Hotspur and has made a bold claim about the club’s potential successes.
In a piece with Four Four Two the 103-times capped Croatia international spoke honestly about what still frustrates him about his time at Spurs.
Modric had spent four years at White Hart Lane before leaving Spurs in the 2012 summer transfer window for £30 million to Real Madrid.
Modric regrets leaving Tottenham so early because he believes the team was good enough to win trophies.
“My one regret is that I didn’t win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football.
“I’m sorry for the way I left. I wish we had parted in a nicer way. I hope fans understand that I followed my dreams.”
Despite this, he considers his time in London to be a positive experience and one which made him a better player.
“My emotions when I think about the time I spent at Spurs are always really positive. Tottenham is the club that first gave me my opportunity to play in one of the strongest leagues in the world.
While Modric has got his hands on some silverware during his time in Madrid, it is the losses with Spurs that are at the forefront of his mind.
We played in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, against Real Madrid, and in a League Cup final too.”
Modric tipped Mauricio Pochettino’s class of 2018 to do something he couldn’t at White Hart Lane – lift a trophy, and even thinks the biggest prize domestically is a possibility.
“They play the kind of enjoyable and attacking football that I like to see, and I definitely think Spurs could win the Premier League title in the near future, they’ve got excellent players.”
Modric’s current club Real Madrid have played Tottenham twice this season in the Champions league losing away 3-1 and drawing at home 1-1 against the Lilywhites.
It has been a poor season for Real Madrid and Modric will be hoping to help turn things around for Los Blancos who trail 19 points behind leaders Barcelona in the league, in fourth place.