Luka Modric has been all but silent since the close of the August transfer window ended any talk of an immediate move to Chelsea. Since then, Spurs have emerged after a shaky start to head up the table into third, overtaking the Stamford Bridge side on the way.
After the Villa game however, where Luka edged the man of the match award ahead of two-goal Emmanuel Adebayor, the Croatian spoke about the team’s form and the challenges that lie ahead.
“It was a very important game for us because it was the first game after the international break,” he said to Spurs TV online.
“We were away from each other for a long time and it was important to win.
“Villa have good players, international players with lots of experience, but we showed how much quality we have.”
Spurs travel to the Hawthorns next to take on a struggling West Brom side and Luka maintains that it won’t be an easy challenge.
“We’re up to third place and there are hard games coming up,” he added.
“We need to keep going and just keep up this momentum. We’re playing well, we’re fighting for each other and we need to keep going.
“We are full of confidence. We’ve won eight games out of nine and that is fantastic form in the Premier League.”