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*Glenn on Dalmat

Posted on 12 September 2003  - 12:00

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Glenn Hoddle declared that we have a 'very good player on our hands' following the capture of Stephane Dalmat.

The 24-year-old midfielder was signed before the transfer deadline on a season-long loan deal from Inter Milan and, like Paul Konchesky, could be in line for a Spurs debut when we take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

"He's a very talented midfield player with two very good feet - something that is a rarity nowadays in football," said Glenn of the Frenchman.

"He's had two weeks training with us now, but it has been a bit disjointed with some of the squad being away. Stephane has a good track record coming from Inter Milan, he had lots and lots of promise as a youngster and people thought very highly of him.

"He did reasonably well at Inter and gained a lot of Champions League experience. All in all, I think we have a very good player on our hands. He has got a nice turn of pace and quick feet."

"He is perhaps not the defensive type of midfield player that we were looking for, that eluded us and is something we can look for further down the line," added Glenn, who hopes to have Kazuyuki Toda back in contention very soon.

"Kazu Toda is a defensive minded midfield player but has not been fit for the last six or seven weeks and a lot will depend on how he can adapt.

"He came back this summer looking nice and sharp - it is a shame that injury has held him back."