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LOOKING GOOD

Posted on 3 August 2006  - 12:00

Clive Allen was suitably impressed with the performance of Didier Zokora when the midfielder pulled on the Spurs jersey for the first time last weekend.

Clive Allen was suitably impressed with the performance of Didier Zokora when the midfielder pulled on the Spurs jersey for the first time last weekend.

The Ivory Coast international played half a game against Cambridge City in what resulted in a 2-0 win for our Spurs XI side. Clive looked back on his display and suspects there will be good things to come from the powerful Didier when the Premiership campaign gets underway.

"I thought he was excellent," stated the Development Coach. "What he has is great discipline in the way he plays. He is a good athlete, he is neat and tidy on the ball and you can see he is very experienced in his role.

"The way he conducted himself and went about the job was first class.

"I think he is very strong, he meets the physical challenges and people were bouncing off him. He has this allied with a lot of technical ability."

Martin Jol, who was taking in the game from the stand at the City Ground, was pleased that three of his World Cup performers got significant minutes on the pitch.

"Didier arrived on the Monday so to play 45 minutes on Saturday is probably a good thing - next time he will be able to play a little bit longer.

"Aaron Lennon was supposed to play 60 minutes, but he was enjoying himself and looked fine so he played the whole game. Lee Young-Pyo also came back on Monday and has now scored his first goal for the Club, so that was good.

"Didier is a typical holding midfield player. He tries to play the short one-twos and he has got good vision in his game. He moves well and is an excellent defensive midfielder."