Zokora flattered by Real talk

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Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora is 'flattered' by interest from Real Madrid - but he says he is happy at White Hart Lane.

The Ivory Coast international was pinpointed by new Real boss Juande Ramos, who he played under during the Spaniard's ill-fated time in charge of Spurs, as the type of player he would like at the Bernabeu.

Zokora told the Daily Express: "I love playing for Spurs, but to be associated with Real Madrid is, of course, very flattering."

He added: "It's fantastic to be associated with Real Madrid as they are one of the biggest club sides in the world - show me the player who would not want to be linked with them. But I'm very happy here at Spurs and in England.

"I love England and the English people. My team is doing much better under Harry Redknapp and I am enjoying every minute of it. For me, this is a win-win situation. I cannot lose."

Ramos' time at White Hart Lane was largely unsuccessful, last season's Carling Cup victory aside, but Zokora remains a fan of the Spaniard.

He continued: "I was upset when Juande Ramos left because he gave me a chance in English football and for that I'll be forever grateful.

"I was nervous about what would happen next, but as soon as Harry came here things have just got better and better.

"Harry has a very English way whereas Ramos had a Spanish way of dealing with things. Both of them are very good, but we are at an English club so maybe the English way is the correct one."

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