Modric ends Spurs exit talk

20 December 2008 01:24
Luka Modric has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur after claiming he is happy at White Hart Lane. The 23-year-old Croatian finally scored his first goal for the club following his £16.5million summer arrival in Thursday's 2-2 UEFA Cup draw with Spartak Moscow. Modric has taken time to settle in the Premier League and was reported to be on the shopping list of several Italian sides, including Juventus. But the former Dinamo Zagreb starlet claims he is not looking to leave England. "In football you never know what might happen, but my plan is to stay here because I am very happy," said Modric. "It's been a bad start but with Harry (Redknapp) coming in we are improving. "I believe we have an extremely good team and that this club should be at the top. "At first it wasn't easy to adapt in England because we weren't getting the results. "I am well aware that expectations are quite high of me here and I know the club paid a lot of money, but I feel a lot stronger now and feel there is a lot more to come."

Source: ESA