Luka Modric comments on returning to take on Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur's Croatian player Luka Modric (R) gestures to Referee Mike Jones during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart...

Luka Modric is excited to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League with Real Madrid.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur were handed a tough Champions League group in Thursday's draw, drawn against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

APOEL complete the group, but with only two qualification spots available for the knockout rounds, Spurs will have to be at their very best.

The most fascinating element of the draw sees former Tottenham stars Luka Modric and Gareth Bale return to North London with Real Madrid.

Wesley Sneijder (L) of Galatasaray AS competes for the ball with Luka Modric (R) of Real Madrid CF during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid CF and Galatasaray  at...

The duo have won three Champions League titles each in recent years, and Modric has spoken out on his excitement at taking on Spurs.

Speaking to TMW radio, Modric spoke about Real Madrid's chances and his reaction to the draw.

He said: "We've been challenged over the last three or four years (by Dortmund, it's a complicated rival, and then there's Tottenham, that's doing well, I'm happy to play against my former team at a top stadium.

"Not even APOEL is easy to take on, they will not be easy at home, but we are Real Madrid and we are favourites."

Tottenham Hotspur's Croatian player Luka Modric (R) gestures to Referee Mike Jones during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart...

Spurs will play their home games at Wembley, and hope for better fortunes than last season when they struggled against Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen, beating CSKA Moscow in a dead rubber.

Modric is denied the chance to return to his former stadium so playing at Wembley will be different for him, although not entirely new.

He lost with Spurs there in the 2009 League Cup final, and has mixed record with Croatia there, beating the Three Lions 3-2 in 2007, and losing 5-1 a year later.

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