Kranjcar: My dream team with Modric can push Spurs to Champions League

17 December 2009 10:52
Niko Kranjcar has urged Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp to play him beside Croatia team-mate Luka Modric.

Redknapp has hinted he would struggle to accommodate the pair but Kranjcar, who scored twice in the 3-0 win over Manchester City, is desperate for an opportunity to prove his manager wrong.

Modric is almost back to full fitness after fracturing his fibula and Kranjcar said: 'I believe we play well together for the national team and I hope we're going to play together for Tottenham.

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'For Croatia, he plays in the middle of midfield and I play down the left. We've proved throughout our careers that we can play together and that teams benefit from us two playing together.

'All we want is for Luka to get back to match fitness as soon as he can because he's a fantastic player who opens doors in games.'

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The victory over City allowed Spurs to get back on track for a Champions League place after drawing with Aston Villa and Everton and losing at home to Wolves.

And Kranjcar admitted Spurs must learn to be as effective against teams who do not grant them as much attacking room.

He told the Evening Standard: 'In the games where we have a lot of room, we're going to show our qualities and prove we have a team and a squad better than most.

'Against teams like Wolves, who are hard to break down, we have to work on creating more chances and moving the ball even more quickly.'

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