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WISE WORDS

Posted on 30 November 2007  - 12:00

Dimitar Berbatov thanked Head Coach Juande Ramos for the words of wisdom that helped us to a 3-2 UEFA Cup win over Aalborg on Thursday.

Dimitar Berbatov thanked Head Coach Juande Ramos for the words of wisdom that helped us to a 3-2 UEFA Cup win over Aalborg on Thursday.

We found ourselves 2-0 down to the Danish side at half-time before the gaffer got the lads together at half-time and sent them back out for a stirring second half comeback.

Berba - whose strike just after the break sent us on our way to an unlikely victory with further goals from Steed Malbranque and Darren Bent - revealed there was no screaming and shouting in the dressing room at the interval, and he feels this helped the team.

The Bulgarian international said: “The gaffer always tells us not to look at the score. If we’re losing it doesn’t matter, and the same if you’re winning.

“We knew that we needed to score early in the second half, we did that, and in the end we won the game. To score three goals in one half shows incredible teamwork.

“The gaffer doesn’t scream. He was calm and that’s the way to turn things around, because if you scream you lose concentration. The way he explained to us what to do in the second half helped us do it.

“He’s a confident man. We can tell this from the way he explains things, and that helps us as well and gives us confidence.

“The results speak for themselves. We haven’t lost a game since he’s been here, so we’re on the right path and hopefully we can get three points against Birmingham on Sunday as well.”