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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has praised want-away midfielder Luka Modric for maintaining a professional attitude during the summer transfer window.

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has praised want-away midfielder Luka Modric for maintaining a professional attitude during the summer transfer window.

Modric has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane since the end of the season with rivals Chelsea the preferred desitination for the diminutive playmaker.

The West London outfit have seen two bids of £22m and £27m rejected for the 25-year-old and Redknapp was more than impressed with the players’ attitude during the clubs pre-season tour of South Africa.

“His attitude has been first class. He has got on with it,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports News.

“There would be players when they have wanted to move that really wouldn’t have wanted to be playing today and not giving 100 per cent.

“But he only knows one way to play. He is a fantastic boy and a great professional.

“He worked hard today and his attitude couldn’t be better.”

Spurs won their remaining game in South Africa 3-0 where Rafael Van der Vaart stole the show with a double either side of half-time.

And Redknapp has admitted he would love to be challinging for honours come May and he feels it is important to keep hold of players such as Van der Vaart and Modric if they club want to match the ambitions of the in-demand Croatian.

“We can’t just be selling our best players off,” Redknapp added.

“Certain players just have that extra bit of class, like Rafa and Luka. We have some special players and we have to keep special players.

“They make the difference, so we have to keep Luka.”

Modric, whose contract expires in 2016, captained Spurs for the side’s final game in South Africa.

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“Time to spend” – Some Tottenham fans want club to splash the cash after defender picks up injury

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Latest Spurs news: Foyth picks up ankle injury during Audi Cup win over Bayern Munich

Tottenham lifted the Audi Cup crown after defeating Bayern Munich on penalties but there was some concern about Juan Foyth.

The Argentine defender injured his ankle during the second half and had to leave the pitch on a stretcher.

The 21-year-old went down holding his ankle and Mauricio Pochettino was concerned regarding his fellow Argentine (h/t BBC):

“I need to talk with the doctor.

“He twisted his ankle but at the moment I cannot give an update. He said his ankle was very painful.”

Tottenham dealt a major blow ahead of the campaign

The youngster played put up some great performances for the club last season and even filled in as a right-back in certain games. Spurs are a little light in that position after selling Kieran Trippier in the summer, and Serge Aurier has had his injury problems.

The Argentine will be suspended for the first two Premier League games of the season, which means Kyle Walker-Peters should start the season as the first-choice right-back.

Losing Foyth could be a problem for Spurs and hopefully, he isn’t out for too long. Tottenham have only bought Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke this season, and cannot do with injuries to first-teamers.

Many Spurs fans were also concerned about Foyth’s injury and wanted the club to sign a right-back soon.

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Boost for Tottenham as Pochettino is confident of star man’s availability for Champions League final

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Latest Spurs news: Mauricio Pochettino confident of Dele Alli facing Liverpool

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was confident that star attacker Dele Alli would face Liverpool on 1st June.

Spurs face the Reds in the Champions League final in Madrid but the Englishman was replaced at half-time in our final game of the Premier League season.

We finished the campaign with a 2-2 draw at home as Christian Eriksen scored the equaliser in the second half.

Alli has had his injury concerns this season but Pochettino was confident the Englishman’s substitution was not related to a problem (h/t Sky Sports):

“He didn’t start in the warm-up, he was feeling strange and then his performance was very poor in the first half because he can’t cope with the situation.

“So because of caution, he was out. I think it is not a problem. We need to assess him, but I think he was tired, but for the circumstance again we played with him.”

The Argentine claimed that he would not have started Alli in normal circumstances but withdrew the star before something serious happened.

Tottenham need their stars to be fit

The clash against Liverpool will be our biggest in decades and we need all the help we can get. Harry Kane and Harry Winks are also looking to regain fitness for the final against the Reds.

Liverpool have had an excellent season where they missed out on the Premier League title despite scoring 97 points.

However, we gave them a run for their money in the away game this season. The Reds won via an own goal from us, and no one can rule us out in a European tie.

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Wins over Manchester City, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund prove that we can do it on the big stage and we should have one more big push to land the Champions League crown.

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Tottenham superstar believes team has to deal better with pressure in order to be successful

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Latest Tottenham news: Harry Kane admits Tottenham need to play better under pressure

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has claimed that the team have to play better when under pressure. Mauricio Pochettino has built a side that has challenged for the Premier League in recent years, however, Spurs always seem to fall at the final hurdle.

This was on show recently when we lost consecutive games against Burnley and Chelsea before coming out with a fortunate point against Arsenal.

Spurs were in with a shout of winning the Premier League title this season, and Kane believes we have to deal better with pressure (h/t BT Sport):

“The thing for us now, kind of like this week, when the pressure is on and we need to step up, we need to find a way to get it done.

“We haven’t done that in recent years, we haven’t done that this week and that will be the difference. That is the turning point that we need to try and achieve.”

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Kane hopes for silverware soon

The England captain added that every team is strengthening and that we need to do the same too. Tottenham haven’t signed a single player in two transfer windows, and that surely has affected our season too.

Spurs have a chance of making it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday. We hold a 3-0 advantage over Borussia Dortmund after the first-leg and hopefully, we complete the job in Germany.

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The Premier League title seems out of our reach and it will be interesting to see how we go about things in the Champions League.

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Massive boost for Tottenham as Dortmund sporting director rules out star man for UCL clash

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Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc is not confident whether Marco Reus will be fit for the Champions League last-16 first leg tie against Tottenham.

The Bundesliga leaders face Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday, and the German picked up an injury during the DFB Pokal defeat at the hands of Werder Bremen last week.

Reus did not feature in the 3-3 draw against Hoffenheim at the weekend as well, and Zorc told Ruhr Nachrichten (h/t AS) that he does not expect a miraculous recovery from the forward:

“I think we will decide that in the short term. But I do not expect a miraculous recovery before Wednesday.”

The 29-year-old has had troubles with injuries throughout his career but has been great for Dortmund this season.

He has scored 17 times in all competitions and supplied seven assists. The Bundesliga leaders have other threats in their attack, but for Spurs,  not facing Reus will be a huge boost for the first leg, at least.

Tottenham also have Harry Kane and Dele Alli out for this game, and it will be interesting to see which attack has the upper hand on Wednesday.

Son Heung-Min has been the star of the show in the absence of the pair, and the South Korean needs to have a quality game if we are to beat the German side.

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Son scored in the 3-1 win over Leicester at the weekend, and this Tottenham side should be confident of challenging Dortmund.

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