Scott Parker says his position in the Tottenham midfield is made far simpler by Luka Modric operating alongside him.

Parker signed for Spurs from West Ham on deadline day and has quickly established himself as a key performer for Harry Redknapp's side.

But, says Parker, his transition from the Npower Championship to the Barclays Premier League has been aided by the influence of Modric.

"I said last season when I was at West Ham what I thought of Luka as a player and I’m now delighted he’s alongside me and not against me," the England midfielder told the official Spurs website.

"He’s a brilliant footballer and we’ve got many, many technically gifted players here.

"It certainly makes life easier for me playing alongside someone like Luka and it’s probably unfair just to say Luka, there are so many talented players here."

Parker, meanwhile, also says he has adapted to life at White Hart Lane thanks to the welcoming nature of the club as a whole.

"|It’s been an easy transition for me and the lads have made it easy because they’ve helped me settle in quickly.

"It’s like any walk of life when you go into something new, I think I described my first day here at training as being like the first day at a new school, it’s quite nerve-wracking.

"However, when people are so warm towards you, players and staff, it’s a massive factor in terms of settling in."

Parker has made five appearances for Spurs since his summer move, and continues to impress teammates at fans alike in north London.

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