Arsenal boss Wenger backs Tottenham's Modric to light up Euros

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects new Tottenham signing Luka Modric to light up Euro2008 with Croatia.

"His intention is always to play football, and that is fantastic to see at a young age," said Wenger at a press conference, sponsored by Castrol. "I see him every day, and he has a great understanding of the game.

"I like it that in a period where football is going more towards the athletes only, as long as you have the quality, you don't have to run 100 metres in 10 seconds.

"Intelligence still means a lot - and in the modern game where everyone is quick and strong, it's good that players of average size can still play at the top level and be the best players."

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