Hurry Up And Go, LukaBy: Robert Reed | July 11th, 2012
Have you ever had that feeling? That feeling you get when you see that particular ex? The person you loved so much; the person who could brighten your day just by turning up on your doorstep; the person who, now, when you see their stupid fat face you just want to punch? That’s kind of how I feel about Luka Modic right now.
OK he never turned up on my doorstep but there was a time when just seeing a photo of him in his Spurs shirt would brighten my mood. It would get me contemplating how far we had come as a club in that we have such a player who would get into almost any side in the world. A symbol of the stature of Tottenham Hotspur.
Now I just sneer when I see his ugly, miserable looking face. Suddenly he is a symbol of the past and all that was wrong with it. A time when the likes of Berbatov and Campbell *spit* would be looking to jump ship as they didn’t consider Spurs to be good enough for them. A time when any decent player we had would have their head turned whenever the likes of Manchester United snapped their fingers.
It annoys me that he does not have some club which he so wants to play for, but that he just wants to play for another club. Almost any decent club. I find that insulting.
Well, I for one can’t wait to see the back of him and to make the most of the stack of cash we will receive as a result.
Last year I went to watch Spurs train at the Lodge, and four things stood out for me. Firstly, Redknapp did absolutely sod all and stood around chatting to some mate of his for the whole session. Secondly, nobody jokes around with Scott Parker like they do with each other; there seems to be a kind of respect there and Scotty is a very serious young man. Thirdly, the life and soul and most popular guy on the training field was Emmanuel Adebayor; and finally, I noticed that Luka Modric is a whinging prick. He was the only one who had a sense of humour failure and would get arsey about being knocked down or tackled too hard and would generally be ridiculed by his teammates for his attitude.
I wasn’t so scathing about Harry or Modric when I wrote my accompanying article as I wanted to be invited back (I wasn’t).
When the going gets tough, I cannot see Luka being the type to roll his sleeves up and I can imagine that having been one of our problems up until now. That, coupled with his poor scoring record for a player of his stature makes me think that losing his services will not be the blow a lot of us have feared it would be.
Joao Moutinho, while similarly a bit wanting in the goal scoring department, would be better for us I think. He is a terrific player if EURO 2012 is anything to go by and he was captain of his club at 20. That’s the kind of strong willed player we need in the middle of the park. Jan Vertonghen is only in his early twenties but he captained Ajax. Strong willed players like these are winners, and we need more of them.
Plus Moutinho plays with a smile on his face. I don’t think Modric would smile if he found a diamond encrusted alice band.
I know he’s played well for us in the past. I appreciate that, and wish him luck in the future if he plays abroad, but I’m still looking forward to the day he is gone.
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