Kevin Bond: 'Luka Modric no rebel'

Bond: 'Modric no rebel'
© PA Photos
Former Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Kevin Bond says that Luka Modric is no Spurs "bad boy".

Former Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Kevin Bond has insisted that Luka Modric is not a bad boy.

The playmaker finally completed his long-awaited move to Real Madrid on Monday after refusing to play in Spurs' opening two Premier League matches.

While some sections of the White Hart Lane faithful have viewed this negatively, Bond simply believes that the Croat was just trying to force through a move that was inevitable.

"He was the easiest man in the world to work with, one of the loveliest guys in the game. He was always the first at training and wasn't any problems," Bond told talkSPORT.

"There are certain players who, when they don't get what they want, cause aggravation but he wasn't one of those. It was difficult for him because he wanted to get away and other players in that situation would have caused problems but Luka found it difficult to be like that, that was why he ended up staying as long as he did.

"It's difficult not to wish him well. I know Tottenham fans will be disappointed but he did great for them and it's hard to turn down a challenge like Real Madrid. He's wanted to go for some time and, coupled with the fact Tottenham haven't got Champions League football this year, the move is good for everyone. Spurs can now move on."

The deal was reportedly worth in the region of £33m.

Leandro Damiao
Read Next:
Spurs bid for Damiao rejected
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account