Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits he's a big fan of Croatian players.

Ahead of their UEFA Cup tie with Dinamo Zagreb tomorrow night, Redknapp enthused to Sportskenovosti: "I saw Nico [Kranjcar of Portsmouth] last week.

"He's back playing which is good as he's now over his injury.

"He's a great boy, a really good person and a fantastic footballer. Modric is also a fantastic footballer and I have to build a team around him to play with him.

"We have to get him the ball as he's an amazing player. He's a special footballer and has got amazing ability like a lot of Croatian players. They have produced so many great players over the years. I love Croatians, every boy from Croatia I have had has just been special. I can honestly say that.

"Slaven [Bilic] was fantastic, Igor [Stimac] too at West Ham was fantastic player. Robert Prosinecki was a genius."