Luka Modric insists that he’s not interested in personal accolades, with the playmaker putting Spurs first after his 100th appearance in the Barclays Premier League.
Modric endured a tough summer, with transfer talk surrounding a possible move to Chelsea. The Tottenham Hotspur star went as far as to request a transfer, but was denied, and a deadline day bid of £40 million wasn't enough for Daniel Levy to sell the club's prized possession.
But now Modric, who has settled back into life at White Hart Lane and been a big part of Spurs’ success this season, has reached the milestone of 100 matches in England.
And the Croatian international insists that Tottenham winning against Fulham at the weekend was more important than his own achievements, as the side continue to keep the pressure on the top four.
“It’s a nice achievement to play 100 games in the Premier League and we won, that’s the main thing,” he said.
“It was a hard game, especially in the second half. In the first half we played really well, we didn’t allow Fulham to play their game. In the second half Fulham played really well but in the end we managed to survive and not concede a second goal. That was unbelievable!
“Then we scored the third goal. It’s always good to win against Fulham on their pitch because it is always such a difficult game.”
Modric, who cleared the ball off the line in injury time when Tottenham were 2-1 up, said that having back up from Brad Freidel and Jermain Defoe made closing the match down a lot easier.
“It was my duty during free-kicks and corners to be on the second post and thankfully I managed to clear the ball, it was very important,” he explained.
“Before that, Brad saved brilliantly and after, Jermain scored to win the game.”