This international break in the Premier League fixture programme appears to have given one or two players a chance to reflect on their club performances to date. William Gallas was in the news earlier this week, admitting that he had been an inconsistent performer for Arsenal this season. Now, a Tottenham player has admitted the same thing, although reveals that there’s been a reason for his lack of impact.
The Sun reports that Luka Modric has been suffering from a knee injury this campaign, thus going some way to explaining why his displays have been so average in a Spurs shirt. A lot was expected of the Croatian after the North London club splashed out £15.5 million for his services, although he and the rest of the team have so far failed to deliver the goods.
The midfielder said: “I am not satisfied with my performances at Tottenham.
“I have to do better and I can do better. The problem has been a knee problem, it’s been causing me pain.”
And boss Slaven Bilic admits Modric’s form is a big concern.
He said: “I am worried about the results at Tottenham, where some of our key players are playing – defender Vedran Corluka and in particular Luka Modric.
“Luka is aware the situation is not good. He is aware that more is expected of him and that he has to lead the others.
“One of the things we must do at team headquarters is help set him on the right road.”
Many have commented that Modric looks a little lightweight for the rigours of the Premier League, although it’s understandable that the midfield playmaker will need a few games to adjust to the pace of the English top flight. Tottenham fans, do you expect the little Croatian to come good for Spurs, or is the jury firmly out on this big-money signing?
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