Harry Redknapp: Tottenham Have One Of The World's Best In Modric

Little Luka is coming through in a major way for Spurs just when it counts, and he has earned the ringing praise of his manager...
Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has hailed Luka Modric as one of the best players in the world following his match-winning display during the 1-0 victory over Chelsea.

The classy little Croatian playmaker has come more and more into his own since Redknapp took over the reigns and on Saturday he was once again the standout performer for Spurs, even aside from his game-winner on 50 minutes, in which he did extremely well to find the bottom corner with a first-time shot.

"It was a great finish from a great little player. He's a top, top player - one of the best in the world in my opinion," gushed Redknapp on Sky Sports News.

"He's got so much ability. He's got a big heart as well and is a terrific footballer."

Redknapp also reserved special praise for much-maligned goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, whose spectacular late save on a John Terry header preserved the points which lifted Tottenham into the top half of the table for the first time this season.

"It looked in all the way," the gaffer added. "I was behind it all the way and thought it was a goal but the 'keeper has pulled out an amazing save and he is playing very well.

"We are playing very well and probably need to win one more game to be sure [of staying up]. We have got to keep it going now as we want to see how high we can finish."

Derek Wanner, Goal.com