Luka Modric backs down at Tottenham and returns to training


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Luka Modric was forced to back down yesterday in his stand-off with Tottenham and return to training at the club, having refused to fly with the first team on their tour of America.

In a press conference in Los Angeles, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas said the behaviour of the Croatian, who is trying to force through a move to Real Madrid, was unprofessional. "The chairman feels the way he has behaved is not common, professional behaviour," he said.

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