Keane: Modric signing will inspire Spurs fans

Robbie Keane believes the capture of Luka Modric has Tottenham fans believing again.

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He told the Telegraph: "It shows how far the club have come. Getting into the Uefa Cup attracts players like him. If we had been out of the Uefa Cup, it might have been different. It's vitally important that each season we grow, get better and better, try and break into that top four, and by doing so will attract players like Modric.

"What I saw of him against England (for Croatia), when he was fantastic, he will be a great signing. Modric creates so much as a midfielder it is only going to help me as a striker. Modric seems to fit the bill of a so-called 'Tottenham player', getting the ball down, passing and counter-attacking quickly.

"As a young lad, I knew Spurs were a massive club with a great tradition because of players like Hoddle, Gazza and Lineker, but when I came here, and saw how many fans there were, I realised what a big club it is. There always seem to be Tottenham fans everywhere.

"They are going to queue up to get the first jersey [tonight], and get the favourite players [name printed] on the back, and that's flattering for the players. The fans are very passionate here. Fans make football. No one wants to play in front of 20 people. You want to play in front of thousands and thousands. The atmosphere is brilliant at Tottenham on a night game, Uefa Cup or big [domestic] game. It was electric against Chelsea [the 4-4 draw]."

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