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Andre Villas-Boas Slams Luka Modric After Croatian Refuses To Train For Tottenham

Situation getting worse, says AVB.

Spurs head-coach Andre Villas-Boas has criticised Luka Modric after the Croatian refused to train for Tottenham.

Modric is desperate to leave the north London club with Real Madrid leading PSG and Manchester United in the race for his signature.

The midfield schemer reportedly returned to Spurs Lodge, the club’s Chigwell training base, at the end of last week but refused to train and it is not yet clear whether he has travelled with the rest of the squad on Spurs’ pre-season tour of the USA.

Villas-Boas has criticised Modric’s actions, claiming the 26-year-old is only making the situation worse.

“I think Modric is wrong. This will go against him. He has worsened the situation with what he’s doing and now the chairman (Daniel Levy) is very angry,” the Portuguese is quotes as saying in Spanish newspaper AS.

“This is also not a good time for Daniel Levy, who is in the USA at the moment, because his wife is ill.”

The Portuguese tactician admitted, however, that Modric would be missed at White Hart Lane when he does eventually leave.

“He’s good, very good. I tried to sign him last summer for Chelsea. He will be a big loss. He’s a player who can make the difference, who gives a lot of clarity to the play when the team needs it and who can play in several positions,” Villas-Boas added.

Real are unwilling to pay more than £27 million for Modric, with Spurs demanding at least £35 million for his services.


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