Modric predicting title fight

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Luke Modric believes Tottenham are on the cusp of achieving something special.

After qualifying for the Champions League for the first time at the back end of last season - while unexpectedly making it to the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition this term - Modric is focused on building upon the foundations already laid.

Spurs face Real Madrid tonight in the second leg of their last eight clash with the faint hope of overturning a 4-0 deficit and, while qualification for next year's competition is still not a formality for the north Londoners, Modric believes they are on the verge of winning silverware.

"We are close [to winning something]," he said. "In front of us is a bright future if we stay together," said the 25-year-old.

"We need to take positives from this year and from the Champions League also, and try to put that into next season.

"We need to learn from mistakes and try to fight for winning the title, but the Premier League is not easy.

"It's the best competition in the world and it's not easy to win it. You have a lot of great teams: Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool,Man City, Arsenal.


"There are a lot of rivalries and it's not easy but we have a bright future and why not, in the next years try to win something? League or FA Cup or something like that."

The Croatian midfielder also believes Champions League qualification this season is not the be all and end all for Spurs - who will achieve success as long as the current squad stays together.

"We all have long contracts at the club and it doesn't matter if we qualify or not qualify, I think the team will stay together," he added.

"But, like I said, no-one's thinking about that. We are all thinking positive and that we will qualify for Champions League again.

"But even if not, it's possible, but no-one is thinking to leave Tottenham.

"We are happy here and we are enjoying Tottenham. It's a big club and that's it."

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