Cattermole could easily have broken my leg, says Modric
LUKA Modric admits that he was lucky to avoid another broken leg on Tuesday night after a lunging tackle from Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole.
Modric fractured his fibula in August 2009 after a tackle from Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer, which ruled him out for three and a half months, and the Croatian concedes that he was fortunate to avoid another career-threatening injury this week.
“If I had stayed with my legs on the floor it would probably have been worse, but I jumped at the last second and that’s probably saved me, “said Modric.
“I think he should have been sent off, he should have got a red card but the referee decided different and that’s it, it’s finished.
“These players need to think about it before making these tackles, because it’s their friends, professionals. You can ruin their careers.
You may also want to watch:
“Thank God everything finished well – with my injury I mean. If you look at the result it’s not good for us. We are very disappointed and I think we deserved to win.
“We should have had a penalty, maybe a red card and then it’s a different game. We would win but we didn’t get the penalty especially, and that changed the game. But we will focus on the next game and try to win.”
- 1 Swimmers find exotic python lurking outside lido
- 2 'Unacceptable': Fury over Crouch End roadworks diverting W5 bus
- 3 MP bemoans closure of Lloyds Bank in Muswell Hill
- 4 Squares Pizzeria: Authentic Italian meets effortless elegance
- 5 Objectors fear housing plans threaten chance of Highgate pub return
- 6 'Bravery and courage': Fred Barnes plaque unveiled in Maida Vale
- 7 North London police officer suspended and charged with theft
- 8 Christmas at Kenwood light trail gets go-ahead
- 9 Heroic walker who raised thousands for charity dies aged 101
- 10 Top spooky Halloween events in Hampstead and Highgate