Luka Modric hit the headlines again last weekend as stories emerged about the Croatian’s alleged criticism of Spurs’ training methods.
Our old friends the Daily Mail were among the first with the report in which Luka suggested that training at Spurs was old fashioned and inadequate.
A ‘source’ is quoted as saying: ‘It’s not about money for Luka at the moment. He has just turned 26 and feels time is running out to play at the very top level.
‘Spurs have a very good team, but Luka has doubts over the way the squad are trained and prepared and whether they can be as successful as Chelsea in the next few years.’
Harry Redknapp was quick to respond and once again claimed that Luka had been ‘no trouble’ throughout the summer saga.
Therefore, when Ledley King limped out of the action at St James’s Park yesterday, it was perhaps inevitable that the captain’s armband should be given to Modric, but is this the best choice? With King and Dawson facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Gallas still some way from returning, what are Harry’s other options?
Jermain Defoe offers one solution as one of the longest serving players at the club while Scott Parker may be seen more as captaincy material. Overall, whether you want to take these latest stories into account or not, who is the best man for the armband over the course of the next few games?