As Tottenham take on AC Milan tomorrow night in the second leg of the Champions League final 16, Spurs midfielder Luka Modric believes they are in Europe to stay.
“We can handle both competitions, it’s not too much for everyone. We have shown we are capable of doing that”, he told The Daily Express. “I believe we can achieve a lot this season.
“Everyone wants to play in the Champions League, it’s an unbelievable competition. We want to carry on enjoying the feeling and that is why we need to make sure we qualify again this season.”
Tottenham are currently the bookies’ favourite to progress to the next round in the Champions League tomorrow night, and face AC Milan with a 1-0 lead from the first leg.
The home advantage should serve well for Spurs, who have scored at least three goals to win every Champions League game at White Hart Lane since August last year.
And while Modric is sure Tottenham will be victorious in the Champions League tie, he won’t be drawn into what will happen if, or when, they win.
“We have big confidence and great belief in our quality and we showed that in Milan against a great side – but this is far from over. We can’t underestimate Milan and think it’s finished.
“But we also have a big job in the league. So we need to stay focused on finishing at least fourth in the Premier League.”
Modric nearly missed the first leg with AC Milan after having his appendix removed. He came on as a substitute in the 62nd minute and his playmaking abilities had an impact on the hard fought win by Spurs.
Now, the midfielder is fit and ready to take on the Italian giants in what will no doubt be a memorable match for all those connected to Tottenham FC, no matter the result.