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Tottenham manager ‘will build team around’ midfielder: Is this the right thing to do?

Harry Redknapp can’t do no wrong at the moment, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Spurs comfortably beat Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday evening. This fixture might have looked like a banana skin a couple of weeks ago, but now it looks eminently winnable, with several members of the team starting to show why the club forked out for them in the first place.

Roman Pavlyuchenko has two goals in three games, while Luka Modric is starting to look the part in midfield, despite some saying that he was too lightweight for the Premier League. Indeed, Setanta reports that Redknapp is delighted by the little Croatian, and plans to build a team around the playmaker.

“Modric is also a fantastic footballer and I have to build a team around him to play with him.

“We have to get him the ball as he’s an amazing player. He’s a special footballer and has got amazing ability like a lot of Croatian players.

“They have produced so many great players over the years. I love Croatians, every boy from Croatia I have had has just been special. I can honestly say that. “

Are Tottenham fans in agreement that Modric is the real deal? While he’s yet to score for Spurs since his big money signing from the club’s opponents on Thursday, it appears as though he’s starting to find his feet in England, and he’ll be eager for a bright display against his former employers.

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