Team news for tonight’s match at Manchester United will be released by the club shortly but we already know that Luka Modric will be missing from the Spurs line up. While some websites may have slightly libellously suggested that the player had ‘gone on strike’, manager Harry Redknapp moved quickly to suggest that Luka’s head just isn’t right.
“He’s got a little bit of an injury,” Harry said. There’s a possibility he could have played through it. But at the moment his head’s not in the right place.”
With Chelsea seemingly securing a deal for reputed Spurs target Juan Mata, media reports differed as to what their Modric stance was, but the consensus this morning is that a further bid is likely.
Meanwhile Gareth Bale said: “Luka is a fantastic player. I’m not sure what the situation is with him but I think if he is here then he’s great for the team but if he’s not then we have to get on without him.”
We can expect more stories as the day continues, but perhaps Bale is right and maybe that time has come to get on with it and move forward without Luka Modric.