Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric believes his former club, Tottenham Hotspur, can win the Premier League under head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham recently defeated Real Madrid 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League at Wembley Stadium on November 2, taking the team to the top of Group H with 10 points. Real Madrid, meanwhile, sits third in the Premier League with 20 points, just behind Manchester United and Manchester City. Modric, who played for Tottenham between 2008 and 2012, is backing his former side to eventually win their first English title since 1961.
Asked by talkSPORT, a sports radio station, if Tottenham could become champions of England under Pochettino, Modric said: “I think so. If they continue in this way, why not? The Premier League is a strong league with so many great teams, a lot of great games, and it’s not easy. But they are there and I wish them all the best. I would like to see them win the title. He (Pochettino) is doing an amazing job at Tottenham. Tottenham, since I left, is improving as a club in all aspects — on the pitch, outside they have a new training ground, a new stadium is coming. They are investing a lot. Two years in a row they are close to winning the title in the Premier League, which in the past was not the case. I am happy to see Tottenham improving and fighting for the Premier League title.”
Tottenham is looking really good this season having defeated Liverpool 4-1 in the Premier League a few weeks ago. Winning 3-1 against the defending champions of the UEFA Champions League Real Madrid would surely have boosted up the morale of the team. Harry Kane, Dele Alli and others have been in superb form and Modric’s former club has a good chance to win the Premier League after 57 years this season.
Amid all the competition in the Premier League, it won’t be so easy for Spurs to win the title but they might just go on to win it they keep themselves calm in the big games and stay determined.
By Shahryaar Mirza
Shahryaar Mirza is an Indian national born in 2004 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Mirza is an ardent lover of cricket and soccer and wants to pursue a career in sports journalism.