Modric talks up Tottenham title hopes

By Molly Burke

Real Madrid ace Luka Modric claims Tottenham Hotspur will be contenders for the Premier League title in the near future.

Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment as Spurs manager saw the North London outfit challenge for the title last season, however outcasts Leicester City became champions with the Croatian’s former side ending the campaign third in a two-horse race.

Modric, who played for Spurs between 2008 and 2012 before moving to European giants Real Madrid, has backed his former club to do well.

“I think Tottenham are developing in the right direction, they are doing well each year and getting better each year,” he told Sky Sports.

Pochettino’s men currently sit second in the league, ten points behind leaders Chelsea.

With top scorer Harry Kane out due to ankle ligament damage, their hopes for the title do not looking promising.

However, with the quality of the squad they have they could be a force to be reckoned with come the following season.  

“Now they are real contenders for the title, maybe not this year, but if they keep going in the right direction, with a new training ground and new stadium, the great support, they have all the qualities around,” Modric continued.

“Hopefully in the future they can win the Premier League.

“Of course that is the key for each team, to keep your best players. Now Tottenham have changed their politics a little bit and they want to keep their best players.

“That’s one way to help you get to the top and win the Premier League.”

Since Modric has left the club Tottenham have progressed to the next level under Mauricio Pochettino and now are challenging for major silverware.

The Croatian is a world-class player but Spurs have a wealth of central midfielders of their own that can be considered among the Premier League’s best.