+Tom bides his time
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Tom Huddlestone insists the new players all 'knew what they were signing into' in terms of competition for places on joining Spurs.
Much has been made of the increased competition for midfield spots following the summer arrivals of Tom, Teemu Tainio, Wayne Routledge, Aaron Lennon, Edgar Davids and now Jermaine Jenas, but the capture from Derby County does not view this as harmful to his long-term prospects.
"I am finding it good, the lads are doing well on the pitch which gives the whole place a lift in training," reflected Tom on his settling in process. "That can only be good for team spirit.
"There is a lot of competition, but all the players who signed knew that and we all knew what we were signing into. It seems like the Head Coach and club have got a long-term plan over the next five or six years.
"You've got to bide your time, especially as a young player, you know the more senior players will play ahead of you and you've just got to do your best in training and, if you get a chance, take it."
Meanwhile, Tom offered his take on the signing of Jenas who, like himself, hails from the city of Nottingham.
"I was at Forest as a youngster and used to see JJ about. He is about four years older than me but, with both being from Nottingham, I have seen him around and spoken to him a lot.
"He is a very good player and I think he is ideal for Tottenham. He is full of energy, confident on the ball and any team would want that sort of player."