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Wilson hopes for dream derby

Posted on 6 February 2009  - 12:00

Wilson Palacios is looking for a home debut to remember against Arsenal on Sunday.

Wilson hopes for dream derby

Wilson Palacios is looking for a home debut to remember against Arsenal on Sunday.

The midfield powerhouse snapped up from Wigan made his full debut at Bolton last weekend.

Although that game didn't turn out how we would have liked, Wilson's influence grew and grew at the Reebok and he helped set-up our second goal as we came from 2-0 down only to lose 3-2 late on.

Now he's looking to make a big impact in the game of the season against the Gunners at the Lane.

"All games are important and you don't need any extra incentive in a derby match," said Wilson. "It is a case of making sure we play well, concentrate on our own performance and look to get the win that would give everyone such a huge boost.

"This could be my first game in front of the Spurs supporters so I really want to give them something to celebrate."

Wilson explained that back home in Honduras his local derby for his club Olimpia was against CD Motagua. "We had some very big derby games, or clasicos as we call them," he said.

"The fiercest one was against CD Motagua who are from the same city. The matches were always very competitive which neither side wanted to lose.

"The fans were really passionate at those games, the atmosphere was amazing and I expect it will be similar against Arsenal."

Wilson was speaking exclusively to our matchday programme for Sunday's game, in which he is the cover interview.

To read the interview in full, remember to pick up your copy at the match - and you can get a copy of our official monthly magazine, hotspur, thrown in to the deal for just £5!