Luka Modric apologises to Spurs fans for the manner of his departure Well, well, well. I doubt it will go too far in getting any actual forgiveness, but in my mind it ought to. Players leave football clubs in contentious ways ALL THE TIME but when have you EVER heard one come out and publicly apologise for the manner of their departure, particularly whilst they are still actually playing? Look, it doesn't get away from 'that' letter he published in the Mail (Danny Rose eat your heart out, son) but Luka has shown his continued affection for Spurs repeatedly in the last year or 2. Nevertheless, to actually recognise that, whilst it was his dream to join Real Madrid, the way in which he went about it was not the best and that he upset a lot of people in the process is pretty big of him in my book. I think if he had just stayed quiet, pushed for his big move behind closed doors & just made it clear, at the time, that he loved Spurs but joining Madrid was a boyhood dream he can't turn down many fans would find it hard to begrudge him that. To be honest, although the way he departed for Madrid left a bitter taste, it was the whole Chelsea nonsense the summer before which really put my nose out of joint. At that time he had only just signed an extended contract at Spurs and he came out with this huge speech about how he loves the club, how much he owes Spurs, how much 'loyalty' means to him and how committing himself to clubs for long contracts is part of who he is . . . And then within a transfer window or 2 he publishes a letter in the press demanding Spurs let him go, on the cheap, to one of our biggest London rivals!!!! Really??? It's difficult to come back from that and, for many Spurs fans, he didn't. He was "rat boy" from that day on. For me, I did get over it for a while because he was just such a wonderful player for us, he scored that wonder-goal against Liverpool and had a decent season overall, especially when compared with some of the other players who have pushed for moves only to be forced to stay. However, for him to worm his way back only to immediately kick off again the following window when Real Madrid came sniffing, that was too much for me. Had the Chelsea nonsense never happened, had he said "I just cannot go there" and THEN gone to Madrid, I don't think I could be too miffed about that, but that's not what happened. Anyway, it is nice to hear him say sorry, it really is. He is still a little rat-boy, but I say it with a bit more affection again now, pinching his cheek and giving his hair a ruffle!