‘We can cope without star strikers’ claims Tottenham new signing

There’s nothing like positive thinking ahead of the new season. Last season’s player of the year might have scooted off to Liverpool, while his strike partner has his agent working overtime to get him a move away from White Hart Lane. However, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful according to Spurs’ 22-year-old midfield wizard.

Luka Modric, who people like to describe as having some ‘amazing’ performances at Euro 2008 (I can recall one decent performance against Germany), has told The Sun that he is part of an ambitious club, who can achieve great things without Robbie Keane or Dimitar Berbatov. Although he admits that it would be better for the Bulgarian to stay, he still expects a bright future under Juande Ramos.

“I’m not concerned by Keane’s departure.

“This team has a great ambition regardless of Robbie Keane leaving. Even if Berbatov leaves I’m sure they will find another great player.

“This club really has a great future. We have a lot of positive things.

“I agree the team needs great players but I’m also certain that if Berbatov leaves that they will bring in other phenomenal players.”

Indeed, Ramos has barely put a foot wrong since becoming Tottenham’s new manager, and the fans will hope that the Spaniard can continue making rapid progress next term, irrespective of the players in the Spurs squad. With Bentley set to arrive in the next few days, can he and Modric unlock even the tightest defences in the Premier League?

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