Modric hails ‘great’ Spurs fans

The Croatia international came on as a second-half substitute in

Spurs’ surprise defeat by Wolves on Saturday following a lengthy

lay-off. Modric fractured his fibula against Birmingham back in

August but is now fully fit as he bids to help his side gain a

Champions League berth. Having been given a standing ovation by the

Tottenham faithful Modric is now keen to repay the support they

have shown him. He told the club’s official website: “The reception

the fans gave me when I came on meant a lot to me. They have been

great and I want to thank them for that. “I’m glad to be back but

overall I’m disappointed because we lost the game. Now we just need

to turn it around and win on Wednesday. “Three months is a long

time and it’s going to be difficult when you come back. I just need

to take it step by step and hopefully I will be back to how I was

before the injury very soon. “It’s always better when you’ve got

another game soon after a defeat because you can recover straight

away. Hopefully we will play better than we did on Saturday.”