BERBA SPEAKS OUT
Juande Ramos is quite clear that he only wants players at the Club who are committed to the team and Dimitar Berbatov places himself firmly in this category.
Juande Ramos is quite clear that he only wants players at the Club who are committed to the team and Dimitar Berbatov places himself firmly in this category.The striker has strongly refuted reports suggesting he is seeking a move away from White Hart Lane.
The Bulgarian international decided to speak out after one newspaper claimed his father said he wished to leave the Club, something Dimitar insists is far from the truth.
"I don't like to speak too much and don't like to be in the spotlight or the papers," said the striker. "I just want to play football.
"There has been a lot of stuff written about me leaving. I haven't said anything until now, but they are now involving my family and I cannot allow that. When somebody is writing lies about my family I must get involved.
"I am my own man, when I want to speak I will and I will tell you the truth no matter how hard it is. That is why I am talking now.
"I want to let everyone know that I am a Tottenham Hotspur player, I love the club and everyone at the club. I don't always smile so much, but that does not make me a bad person.
"I don't smile because we are near the bottom of the table and have not been playing well - I have not been playing well either.
"The worst thing is when someone starts writing lies and when people see that they start to believe it. That really is the worst thing.
"I just want to say that I am here, I am happy here and I will help the club in any way I can," he added, before stating his gratitude for the ongoing support the fans have given him since his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2006.
"The fans love the club and they have been behind me ever since my first game. I appreciate them the most and I want to tell them that I am not going anywhere.
"I have a contract and I will give my best, for now it is not going so well for me because all the writing in the papers has been messing with my head and I lost my concentration.
"I don't want to see my name in the papers anymore - I just want to play football and enjoy myself. When I see things in the paper with somebody telling lies about my father, how can I be calm? I am disappointed and I don't understand how somebody can write something like that - it is a lie.
"Bringing my family into it is the biggest sin."