Photo: Ex-Spurs ace keeps CL promise and cuts off his hair

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Former Tottenham Hotspur ace Luka Modric has kept his Champions League promise by cutting off his Croatian locks.

Modric has been one of Real Madrid’s unsung heroes since making the move from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2012.

The former Spurs ace made a total of 159 appearances at White Hart Lane before trading North London for the Spanish capital, and Tottenham have sorely missed him ever since.

Despite a rocky debut season at the Santiago Bernabeu, the diminutive Croatian international has become one of Real Madrid’s most important players under Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, forming an excellent midfield partnership alongside Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso.

The 28-year-old’s unassuming attitude is a breath of fresh air amongst a group of strong Real Madrid egos, and it's his calmness under pressure and tactical discipline which has seen Modric become one of Ancelotti’s most trusted players.

This season, Modric has played in 51 games for Los Blancos, helping the club win both the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League.

And, as a result of Real Madrid’s Decima – the tenth Champions League success in their history – the former Tottenham man kept a promise with his teammates - and cut off his Croatian locks, becoming almost unrecognisable in the process.

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