Villas-Boas criticises Modric

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ModricTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has criticised midfielder Luka Modric as rumours of the player's intended departure grow stronger.

Modric intended to leave Spurs for Chelsea (9/2 To Win The Premiership) a year ago so many fans were hoping that with the arrival of the new manager Modric's stay at White Hart Lane could be extended, but that appears not to be the case. Rumours abound that Modric has failed to join Spurs (33/1 To Win The League) on their pre-season tour of America, giving more credibility to the talk of a move to Spanish champions Real Madrid.

Villas-Boas, speaking to the Spanish press, launched a scathing attack on the seemingly outbound player, saying: "I think Modric is wrong. This will go against him. He has worsened the situation with what he's doing and now the chairman is very angry. I think Modric is wrong. This will go against him. He has worsened the situation with what he's doing and now the chairman (Daniel Levy) is very angry.

The Portuguese coach was however full of praise for the Croatian's ability, saying: "He's good, very good. I tried to sign him last summer for Chelsea (1/2 To Beat Wigan On The Opening Day). He will be a big loss. He's a player who can make the difference, who gives a lot of clarity to the play when the team needs it and who can play in several positions." (Spurs 7/4 To Beat Newcastle On The Opening Day)

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