Tottenham's Dembele keen to avoid Modric comparisons

Tottenham ace Moussa Dembele is eager to avoid comparisons with Real Madrid playmaker and former Spurs star Luka Modric.

Tottenham ace Moussa Dembele is eager to avoid comparisons with Real Madrid playmaker and former Spurs star Luka Modric.

Despite his impressive start, Dembele insists he is not a replacement for the Croat.

He said: “Before I came to Tottenham I was a big fan of Modric. For me he was one of the best in England, but I am a totally different player.

“He had different qualities and I don’t feel I have to do exactly what he did.

“I play my own game. I try my best to be as important as he was and that would be a great achievement. But I’m not him.”

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