Modric edges closer to Tottenham comeback
2009-12-09 - Added by
Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Luka Modric admits he cannot wait to get back into first-team action after making a return from a fractured leg with the reserves on Tuesday.
Modric, 24, sustained a broken leg during Spurs' 2-1 win over Birmingham City at White Hart Lane in August after a clash with Blues midfielder Lee Bowyer.
Having been sidelined since then, the diminutive schemer came through 70 minutes of Tuesday's training ground friendly against Grays Athletic unscathed, with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp an interested spectator.
Now Modric is relishing the prospect of a return to first-team action just as the North Lodnon outfit head into a busy festive period with a place in the top four firmly in their sights.
"I did not feel any pain and that is the most important thing," he told the club's official website.
"It is great to be back and I am happy. It is a relief after three months.
"I can't wait to play again. The last three months have been hard, but that's behind me now.
"I will take it step by step and I'll have to see now when the manager decides to put me back in the squad.”
With Spurs currently sitting fourth in the Premier League, Modric sees room for much optimism and hopes that his side can maintain their push for a UEFA Champions League spot come the end of the season.
"We have a great team, a great squad, lots of quality players and that is good for the club," he said.
"We have plenty of options and that's positive. I hope we can keep it going."