Luka Modric admits Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had a big influence in his move to White Hart Lane.

"I heard them (Dinamo Zagreb officials) say the chairman was there and that everything was decided," he said.

"I couldn't speak, I was in a state of shock.

"I didn't expect it to happen just like that but of course I was more than happy and replied that I accepted it.

"I could hardly sleep the night before meeting the chairman and was very excited about flying to London with him. With that act the chairman has shown how much he wanted to please his coach."