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Loving the Lane

Posted on 26 February 2011  - 12:00

William Gallas admits that he originally wondered how he would be received at Spurs having played for London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. But our experienced French international defender has found a warm welcome at the Lane.

Loving the Lane

William Gallas admits that he originally wondered how he would be received at Spurs having played for London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. But our experienced French international defender has found a warm welcome at the Lane.

Speaking in the March issue of Hotspur magazine, Gallas says of his first day at Spurs Lodge: “I wasn’t sure how I would be accepted but now I want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone because, from day one, I have been made to feel very welcome.”

The big defender always enjoyed playing at White Hart Lane anyway and is now convinced that great days lay ahead.

“When I played at White Hart Lane for Chelsea and Arsenal, it had probably the best atmosphere of any away ground I went to,” he adds. “The fans were always crazy before kick-off and I love that passion for their own team.

“Now I am experiencing it from the other side and the fans are fantastic for us. As a player, you want to give something back to the fans who show you such passionate support and that is what I try to do in every game.

“We have the quality here, so now we have to be consistent. We have to believe in ourselves, believe that we can succeed. There is a lot to be optimistic about at Tottenham.”

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Read the full story in the latest issue of our official monthly magazine that also features Harry Redknapp, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Peter Crouch, Luka Modric, Steven Pienaar, Heurelho Gomes, Jermain Defoe, Gareth Bale, Bongani Khumalo and Ossie Ardiles – plus a whole lot more.

And one lucky reader will win Benni’s signed match boots in our latest free-to-enter-competition. No Spurs fan can afford to miss it!

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