The club has certainly blossomed in the last couple of seasons with Martin Jol taking us up to ninth in 2004-05 followed by a highest-ever finish in the Premiership with fifth place last term, a points tally of 65 and a first qualification for Europe via league position since 1982-83.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The clubÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reputation is growing,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dimitar, pictured in the new 2006/2007 homre shirt at Spurs Lodge this afternoon. Ã¢â‚¬Å“In the past maybe something was missing, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure what, but the club is going up and up and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why people are starting to notice Tottenham and speak about them.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I watched Tottenham from Germany and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m very happy to be here with a young team and a club that is building something special. I want to be part of it and to play my part and that is to score goals.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“My new career starts here and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a new adventure for me.Ã¢â‚¬Â
England and the Premiership is of course that Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnew adventureÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ for Dimitar who hopes to bring his prolific goalscoring feats in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen Ã¢â‚¬â€œ he was second top goalscorer in the league last season with 21 goals Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with him to north London.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I hope I can transfer my form from the Bundesliga to the Premiership because thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why Spurs bought me,Ã¢â‚¬Â added the 25-year-old. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I will try everything to do that. I want to make the team and the fans happy.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everyone says the games in the Premiership are quicker and you have to adapt to that. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve heard the players are great here and I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to meet them and work with them.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The club is ambitious to play in the Champions League. Unfortunately it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t quite happen last season but I hope we can make it next season. The Premiership is one of the best leagues in Europe, many players want to come here, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m here already and I hope to quickly get into the games and into the goals.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Dimitar Berbatov has talked about the growing reputation of Spurs as he's watched the Premiership from Germany.