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So far so good for Sol

Posted on 7 August 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

It's so far, so good for Sol Campbell and his defence in pre-season. Saturday's 2-0 win at QPR made it six clean sheets out of six for a defensive unit that is looking more solid by the week.

We kept out three moderate sides on our Scandinavian tour and now three good First Division outfits in Birmingham City, Fulham and QPR. Fulham gave us the most problems, but so far the only time Ian Walker and Neil Sullivan have been beaten was when Kevin Betsy's 'goal' at Craven Cottage was ruled offside.

As usual, at the heart of it all is Campbell. "It's not been a bad start," admitted the England star. "Everyone is working hard trying to do the right things. In the first half at QPR the manager changed it around from the Fulham game but at the moment no matter who we're playing it seems to be going well."

However, like Stephen Carr, Campbell is quick to point out that what happens in pre-season counts for nothing come the big kick-off. "It's going well but the idea is to work for the first game and the rest of the season," he added.

"We want to do well this season, we're all professionals and we want to move Tottenham in the right direction.

"We've still a couple of weeks to fine tune everything and hopefully we can carry on in the right direction." The next direction for Campbell and co is up the A1 to Peterborough United's London Road on Tuesday.