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Croatian midfielder is apparently sceptical that Spurs' current approach to match preparation can turn them into a team capable of rubbing shoulders with Europe's elite

Luka Modric is reportedly dissatisfied with the training regime at Tottenham Hotspur, and doubtful that the club can compete with the best in Europe.

Spurs managed to qualify for last season's edition of the Champions League, and went on to reach the quarterfinals of the continental tournament. They were unable to replicate similar form in the Premier League, and eventually finished fifth, missing out on another campaign against Europe's elite.

Now The Mail on Sunday reports that the Croatian is unhappy with training under coaches Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond, whose methods he apparently regards as old-fashioned.

"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," an unnamed source is quoted as saying. "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."

Modric was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea during the summer, but eventually remained to continue plying his trade at Tottenham.

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