Modric not scared of Manchester

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Luka Modric is confident that Tottenham can pull off an upset and beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in their Barclays Premier League clash this weekend.

Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at White Hart Lane on Saturday, the Croatian playmaker insists the Spurs players will go into the top-of-the-table clash with a positive mindset.

Harry Redknapp's side are currently sitting in third place, five points adrift of Roberto Mancini's league leaders, and Modric has emphasised the importance of getting a good result.

The Citizens have a 100 per cent home record in the league in 2011-12, but the midfielder fondly remembers the success Tottenham had their two years ago - a 1-0 victory which confirmed their UEFA Champions League qualification at the expense of the hosts.

"The last two seasons we have played massive games there and this will be another one," Modric told Spurs TV Online. "I hope we will do well and maybe win, why not?

"We are going there with a positive mindset and we will try to win the game. We try to do that against every opponent. I think we are that good that we can go there and win."

Spurs' failure to make the top-four last season was primarily down to their inability to beat teams in the bottom six, an unwanted trait that was on show again at the weekend.

However, Modric is adamant that the Wolves draw was simply a blip, and despite not being able to add to his equalising goal the 26-year-old has faith in his teammates ability to bounce back.

"It was a shame we didn't win," he continued. "It was very hard to play them. It always is when opponents score first and sit back. It's really hard to break them down.

"After we scored the goal we were all over them and created lots of chances, but we didn't score. It's nothing, though. We just need to start again and start winning games again.

"It can happen. No-one expected us to draw but that's why every game in this league is hard. It's not the end of the world.

"We just need to pick ourselves up for the big game on Sunday and we have to be positive regardless of Saturday's result."

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