Former Spurs man Modric: If I wasn't a footballer, I'd be a waiter

Luka Modric Croatia

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric admits that if he wasn't a footballer, he'd likely be a waiter.

In an interview with Croatian news service Hina via AS while speaking at a presentation for children, Modric first spoke about his love of playing for Real Madrid, the club he has represented since making the move from Tottenham in 2012.

"In every club there are special emotions, in every one I had friendships," he said. "I think the one that I like the most is in Real Madrid."

Modric was in Zagreb to accept the award for the best Croatian athlete playing abroad and admitted that the most memorable parts of his career were making his international debut with Croatia against Argentina and winning La Decima Champions League title with Real Madrid last May.

Modric was then asked about his new 16-year-old Norwegian teammate, Martin Odegaard and if he had trouble playing against him in their recent 5-1 win.

"Judging by the result, I don't think so," laughed Modric, but admitted that "he's a great talent and has a great career ahead of him."

Modric was then asked what he would've been if he hadn't chosen to be a footballer, with the answer coming as a major surprise to those in attendance.

"If I didn't come a footballer, I would've probably been a waiter. Thank God I chose to play football."

The 29-year-old recently returned to action following a four-month absense due to a groin muscle injury suffered while on international duty last October and his presence was immediately felt in the two games he's played before rejoining his national teammates over the international break.

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