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The best feeling - Luka

Posted on 22 March 2009  - 12:00

Luka Modric has described his emotions after his wonderful strike secured our 1-0 win against Chelsea at the Lane.

The best feeling - Luka

Luka Modric has described his emotions after his wonderful strike secured our 1-0 win against Chelsea at the Lane.

The Croatian magician swept Aaron Lennon's cross first-time into the bottom corner of Petr Cech's net from 18 yards in the 50th minute of a memorable encounter.

The win made it six games unbeaten and one defeat in nine in the Premier League, lifting us into the top 10 for the first time this season on Saturday night.

Luka admitted afterwards that the fact he was able to share that goalscoring elation with thousands of Spurs fans on home soil meant all the more.

"I was so happy after the goal - I didn't know what to do!" beamed Luka, who opted for the 'Klinsmann' dive celebration in front of a delighted Paxton Road.

"It was a brilliant moment and the best feeling, scoring the winning goal against Chelsea in front of your own supporters.

"It was a great performance and a great goal. It meant a lot to me. I think I've now proved to people who doubted me that I can play in England."

Luka revealed that he was ready for Aaron's cross cutting back to the edge of the area opposed to one being whipped in across the six-yard line.

"I knew he was going to cut the ball back like that and I just hit it," he said. "He did that in training and we know each other's games now. He did it again soon after but I didn't quite connect with it."

And, like manager Harry Redknapp and the rest of the lads, there was praise from Luka for Heurelho Gomes' magnificent late save to keep out John Terry's header.

"Gomes made a great save right at the end and maybe we had a bit of luck when Alex hit the bar," he added. "It was tough in the last 10 minutes but we defended well, every player. We fought for everything and thankfully we held on to win."

Look out for more from Luka next week...

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