Modric admits he has found life ‘challenging’ since leaving Spurs

12:23 02 January 2013

Manchester City

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta (back) and Real Madrid's Luka Modric (front) battle for the ball. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric admits he has found life at the Bernabeu “challenging” since leaving Tottenham in the summer.

The Croatian playmaker completed a 35million euro move to the Primera Division champions after spending four years at White Hart Lane, but he has struggled to hold down a first-team place under head coach Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese has recently criticised the 27-year-old for his inconsistent displays and Modric responded in Croatian newspaper Sportske today.

Quoted on as.com, he said: “This is Real Madrid. I understand there is great pressure for new signings to succeed here.

“I’m not making excuses, I am not that kind of person, but it is very challenging to adapt to life at a big club like Madrid.

“I have had a few good performances, if not in every game, but I believe that I can prove I have something to offer.”

Modric has only started eight league games for the capital club, scoring just one goal as Madrid bid to close a daunting 16-point gap on league leaders Barcelona.

Related articles

Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 25

 

Latest Stories

36 minutes ago
From September 16, you will no longer have to rely on this piece of blue plastic to get you places [Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA]

Finally! From September 16, you will be able to use your contactless bank card to pay for journeys on the Tube, the DLR, the Overground and London trams, instead of your Oyster card.

Read more
the 'fire ants' were first found in this country when a colony of 35,000 were electrocuted gnawing through wires at a National Trust property in Gloucestershire [Photo courtesy of April Nobile / © AntWeb.org]

Hate creepy-crawlies? Then look away now! There are fears that ‘super ants’ who are attracted to electricity and cause fires are coming to London, after a colony was found in a house in Hendon.

Read more
The boy was killed after a collision in St John Fisher Road, near the junction with Kale Road (Picture: Google StreetView)

A six-year-old boy died after being hit by a car in south east London as he walked along the road with his mum yesterday evening.

Read more

Promotions

Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

The Week subscription offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more