Tottenham's Lennon likely to miss Sunderland match
Lennon is recovering from an ankle injury and will more than likely return after next week's international break, leaving him in doubt for England's friendly against Brazil in Qatar.
"Modric is a world-class player in my opinion. Lennon is a threat when he has the ball and goes at people," he said.
Modric has been out for two months with a fractured fibula but he has now returned to light training duties which is a major boost for the club.