José Mourinho knows Luka Modric well, having coached him for Real Madrid. The Portuguese coach took over from Mauricio Pochettino last season and led Spurs into the top six of the Premier League, leading the team to the preliminary rounds of the Europa League. Tottenham will travel to Bulgaria on the lawn of Lokomotiv Plovdiv for the second qualifying round (September 17).
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In an interview with The Times, Modric (former member of Tottenham until 2013 and his departure from Real) shared his opinion on Mourinho. And he showed great admiration for him. “I have a special affection for him, for everything he meant to me. Tottenham did a great thing by appointing him manager because he is a proven winner. In Italy, England and Spain he won things and he knows how to win. I hope he can do the same with Spurs “, he said at first.
For Modric, Mourinho knows how to transmit his energy to the players
Mourinho has won 25 titles during his career (eight championships, one UEFA Cup, one Europa League, as well as two Champions Leagues in particular) and for Modric, his ability to obtain trophies makes the difference.
“He wins everywhere. Even when people say: ‘Ah, he didn’t win in Manchester’. He won the Europa League and other cups because of his quality. He knows how to transport his energy to the players. If I had to say one thing, it’s how he prepares for the games. This is something amazing, it gives you everything you need to know about teams, where to do damage and exploit them “, Modric explained.