Tottenham Hotspur's Luka Modric: The EPL's Croatian Cruyff

Pablo ImazContributor INovember 17, 2010

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 20: Luka Modric of Croatia is challenged by Sabri Sarioglu of Turkey during the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Croatia and Turkey at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 20, 2008 in Vienna, Austria.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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All the hype may be centred around Gareth Bale at the moment, but the impact made by Luka Modric at Tottenham so far this season has been equally, if not more, important.

 

While players like Bale and Rafael Van Der Vaart have been taking the credit for scoring goals this season, Modric has played an understated role in orchestrating the Spurs midfield through his ability to dictate the team’s speed of passing and create opportunities for others.

 

Ever since his move from the Croatian club of Dinamo Zagreb in 2008, Modric.

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