“A long time ago Tottenham played against Hadjuk Split in Europe (1984 and 1991),” our new Yugoslav star recalled.
“That is where I lived and I was a kid at that time and all the kids in Yugoslavia adored English clubs — Tottenham, at that time, was seen in Split as the greatest club in England. So I knew a little about the club.”
And Goran, who started training with his new team-mates this week, was able to learn about the famous history of the club via video tapes — one game particularly caught his eye.
He revealed: “When I was here for the first time I watched video tapes and I also visited the British ambassador in Yugoslavia.
“I had a video of Spurs game against Manchester City in the 1981 FA Cup. That was the year when Ricky Villa scored. I saw all the games and goals from last season as well, so, as I said, I know a little.”
Goran seems to know more than a little about the Premiership. “We watch the games from in Yugoslavia,” he said. “We get programmes of the best moments from all the games.
“It is one of the greatest leagues in the world, without a doubt, because the fans, the stadiums, the games, everything.”
So what can we expect from him? “I like to play football. It is difficult for me to talk about myself like that. Yugoslav footballers have good ability and can all pass, very slow from the back, very easy and sometimes long balls. We will see.”
Goran Bunjevcevic has never forgotten his first taste of Spurs.