Of course it was a shock, you never think for one minute when you come in for
training on a Friday that your manager will be gone.
Maybe it did, it was probably a bit of shock because nobody expected him to go as
soon as he did, but it cannot be used as an excuse for Saturday. In the first half
we didn't play as we know we can and it was a poor performance from us. If we can
take any credit it is from the second half with the way we came back and sat the
Chartlon team just in front of the goalkeeper.
luicence to thrill
I hope so. You've seen in the last two games that there have been goals. I hadn't
been myself since the start of the season, whether that is for any reason I don't
know. In the last two games I have started to express myself and have enjoyed doing
that. Even though we lost against Charlton, in the second half I enjoyed it, I was
getting the ball and trying to make things happen.
I also enjoyed the Burnley game and it was nice to score two goals, but also to get
a good result after losing against them two years ago.
zipped across the six
Michael Carrick's ball for the first goal with his left foot was real quality.
Jermain's with the outside of his foot was tremendous as well. They was balls where
you just had to make the right run and, luckily enough for me, I did that and the
lads found me.
I enjoyed watching him when he was at West Ham and when I played against him I
always thought he was a tremendous player. Since he has come we have seen his
quality on the training pitch and his passing is unbelieveable.
He makes passes that other people probably wouldn't even see. Having him in the team
will only help Tottenham Hotspur.
Originally he was a left full-back and we have a few of them. So we play him in left
midfield and he is such a competitive and talented player.
He plays international football for the Swiss under-21s and I think he is one of the
best young players in Switzerland.
We are aiming for that, we want to have the best young international players as well
as English players. We have a couple now in our reserves and Reto has shown those
young lads that if they do well when they get a chance they will play.
It was a very convincing display from him. It is always difficult playing down the
left when you are right-footed as it is not ideal going forward, to be involved in
the build up.
I think he did a terrific job though and vindicated the decision to play him there
as it was a bit of a risk.