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Teamwork the key for Juande

Posted on 3 August 2008  - 12:00

Juande Ramos was delighted with the team performances which helped us to success in the Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament in Rotterdam.

Teamwork the key for Juande

Juande Ramos was delighted with the team performances which helped us to success in the Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament in Rotterdam.

A 2-0 victory over Scottish champions Celtic on the opening day was followed up by an emphatic 3-0 win over German side Borussia Dortmund in the deciding game.

And although the Head Coach admitted there is still plenty of work to be done ahead of the new season, he took the time to recognise the efforts of his side over the last few weeks.

Juande said: "It's good to be taking home a trophy because the players have worked hard and it is great to have won these two matches in Rotterdam.

"All the players put in a lot of hard work for the team, and I don't think I could possibly single out any individual.

"But they are friendly matches and the main thing is that the team came through it and will continue to prepare for the new season."

Juande has managed to evenly spread the game time throughout his squad over the pre-season period so far, so he is delighted to see everyone playing their part.

The Spaniard was especially pleased with our final goal of the tournament - a neat passing move which resulted in a Jamie O'Hara tap-in which Juande believes epitomised a team goal.

He added: "There have been some good team goals scored out here in Rotterdam and it's pleasing when you see everyone getting involved, like young Adam Smith who laid on the goal for Jamie."

Jermaine Jenas, who captained the side, was rewarded with the Player of Tournament award, while Celtic clinched a runners-up spot with 3-1 win over hosts Feyenoord.