Spurs legends hail Modric

BY foxsports • May 25, 2011

The 25-year-old was in imperious form for Spurs throughout the season and duly picked up the fans' Player of the Year award. Modric was the outstanding player in a Tottenham side boasting the likes of Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale, although former midfielder Ardiles wants to see more from the Croatia international. "Luka Modric is a wonderful player, however, I am always waiting for him to be in charge of the team," he said, speaking at a Football 40 event at Planet Hollywood, London. "I know how good he is. I have seen him train and so on. He is absolutely wonderful. "In my opinion he is the best player that Spurs have, but he has to dominate the game more. "We are expecting him to dominate games and he is not doing that. He did that in November and December and he was absolutely wonderful. "After that he has not been doing that. This is the reason Spurs' season was going wrong at the very end because he was in fact not dominating the game. "Not only do I want him to play well but he has to be dominating games. "He has not been doing that so far with the consistency that you need in the Premier League." Ardiles' comments were echoed by former Tottenham and Argentina team-mate Villa, who thinks Modric has all the attributes required to iron out any such issues. "The English league is one of the most difficult league in the world, you need to remember that," he said. "You have to be consistent for 10 months and that is very difficult in football. "Luka can do it. He is a great player and he has to try hard to prove that. "He has everything, he has to put 100% into every game and he will be one of the best in the English league. "He is a great player, we can all agree with that. "I prefer to see him play further forward because he is a brilliant player in the last 30 yards of the pitch. "He is clever, he is good at passing. Sometimes he comes and plays very deep but I am disappointed with that. "I expect him to play in the last 30 yards of the pitch."


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