Luka Modric: No hard feelings

  • By: Pete O'Rourke
  • Last Updated: August 28 2012, 8:29 BST

Luka Modric insists there are "no hard feelings" between himself and Tottenham after he finally completed his protracted move to Real Madrid.

Luka Modric: Real Madrid move finally completed.

Luka Modric

19. Luka Modric

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The Croatian has signed a five-year deal at the Bernabeu after Real agreed a fee for his services following months of haggling with Spurs.

Modric admits he is glad the transfer saga is over and has denied any suggestions of a breakdown in relations with the Spurs hierarchy.

"There are no hard feelings," said Modric. "I want to thank everyone there.

"I spent three great years there and enjoyed every moment.

"People thought there was something bad between us but it wasn't anything bad. It was normal [in negotiations]. I am glad that it is finished now and that I am at Real Madrid.

"When I was in Croatia I always wanted to play in Spain one day."

Modric admits he always had his heart set on Real despite attracting interest from elsewhere.

"I chose the Spanish league because it's one of the best leagues in the world," added Modric.

"And I chose Madrid because they are the best club in the world. They've won so many things, so many titles. It's amazing for me to be here.

"When I heard that Madrid noticed me, the rest lost interest."