Kranjcar: I can play with Modric in same Spurs midfield

Niko Kranjcar is confident he and Luka Modric can play in the same midfield.

Niko Kranjcar is confident he and Luka Modric can play in the same midfield.

Kranjcar was lured to Portsmouth from Hajduk Split four years ago – and rejoined Harry Redknapp at Spurs two months ago.

He now hopes to establish himself in the team following Modric’s injury.

Modric broke a bone in his leg in a challenge in August with Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer.

He said: “He is a friend. I spend a lot of time socially with him and Vedran.

“I had a similar experience last year with an injury and I told him to stay focused, calm and listen to his body – come back when the time is right and not rush it.

“I don’t see myself as in competition with him. It’s up to the gaffer where I play.”

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