Modric apologises for going AWOL

Tottenham midfielder Luka ModricTottenham’s wantaway midfielder Luka Modric has apologised to the club after not turning up for the side’s tour of the United Stated, but will not fly out to join his team according to Andre Villas-Boas.

The Croatia international is the subject of interest from Real Madrid, with negotiations ongoing over the playmaker’s future.

Villas-Boas has confirmed that Modric has apologised for his behaviour, but will stay in London to train until his future is solved.

“He has spoken to me and the chairman. His apology comes and it is well welcomed,” Sky Sports report Villas-Boas as saying.

“The player is now training. Hopefully he will make the right decision in the future. We just have to wait on the bidding clubs to offer the right value for a player of big dimension.

“He is an extremely good player and any team or any coach would like to count on a player of that dimension. He is still our player at the moment and at the moment I am counting on him.

“He is in London. We decided for him to stay in London.

“The game against Liverpool is going to be played in tremendous heat. We are going to have three days training for that game and then eventually we have the last game and we don’t have a lot of time to train.

“With the levels that the others are at the moment, I don’t think it would be sensible to bring Luka back. A decision can still be taken,” the Portuguese trainer concluded.

By Gareth McKnight