Modric has no regrets over joining Tottenham

October 17, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Tottenham's big-money summer signing Luka Modric has no regrets over his decision to join the club.

GettyImagesThe Croatian has struggled to adapt.

The Croatia international left Dinamo Zagreb for the Premier League outfit in a £15.8million during the close season, but has struggled to impress as the club started the Premier League campaign in woeful form.

Big things have been expected of the 22-year-old midfielder but, despite a slow start to life at White Hart Lane, Modric believes it is just a matter of time before his North London begins to bear fruit.

"No, I am not sorry I came to Tottenham at all," he told The Sun.

"It's the beginning of the season and this crisis cannot last forever."

Meanwhile, former boss Martin Jol has said he does not hold any grudges against Tottenham despite his acrimonious exit from White Hart Lane.

Jol, now in charge of table-topping Hamburg in Germany, told Sky Sports News: "They have got probably a worse situation that I had last year.

"I had to play with Chimbonda at left-back, Tainio at right-back and Kaboul - they have got Woodgate and Gareth Bale and all these players, they are star players - it is a total different situation from a year ago."

Jol does admit it took him a little time to get over his axing but admits he has no hard feelings.

He added: "I wish them all the best, but of course it took me one or two months.

"They won the Carling Cup with that team, which was good I thought but they changed it - and that is there responsibility but as I said I wish them all the best."