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Tottenham midfielder Winks: Facing Modric was daunting, but...

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks says he enjoyed his test against Real Madrid ace Luka Modric on Tuesday night.

Winks was in the academy when Modric was starring at Tottenham with the Croatia midfielder then switching White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu in 2012.

“Modric was always someone I looked up to when I was coming through the academy as a young player," recalled Winks. “He is someone I would go to White Hart Lane to watch and I still admire him to this day. To play against him was special.

“He and Kroos are fantastic, world-class players, so when you go on the pitch with them, it is easy to get a little bit daunted. But I tried to take all that away from it, treat it as any normal game and approach them as I would any other player. You realise just how good they are when you play against them."

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