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Still a way for Jose?

Posted on 5 October 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

Jose Dominguez admits he never thought he would play for the club again. The popular Portugese winger is seemingly out of boss George Graham’s long-term plans and available for transfer.

However Dominguez, who played for the reserves at Charlton on Wednesday night, came in from the cold for our recent Worthington Cup tie against Brentford and was back on the bench at Elland Road. Now he is hoping for another chance.

“Football is very funny,” he admitted. “I never thought I would be back playing for Tottenham, not even one game, and it was such a nice feeling to come on against Brentford. I was also involved in the squad at Leeds and after 10 months I think I might have a chance.

“It is very nice to be back with the first team, to train, to play and the other night against Brentford was my first game in 10 months in front of the fans. It was such a great feeling and I got such great support.

“The fans are really nice to me and they make me enjoy working even when things aren’t going well.”

Dominguez, who travelled to Greece for talks with PAOK in the summer, insists he will be ready if the call comes again.

He added: “I think you have to be very professional and realise even when things aren’t going well and the manager is not picking you the best answer, especially for yourself, is to keep working hard. It is for your own good.

“It is always good to keep fit and work hard even in bad times. You know as a player you are going to have them.

“So my aim is to work very hard for myself and if the manager wants to give me another chance I hope I will be ready for it. And for the fans as well, it is great to play and they make me feel at home.”

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