TOM'S DERBY DAY
Tom Huddlestone insists there can be no sympathy for Derby's plight when he returns to Pride Park on Saturday.
Tom Huddlestone insists there can be no sympathy for Derby's plight when he returns to Pride Park on Saturday.The versatile midfielder who has also excelled recently in a central defensive role is back at his old stomping ground for the third time since leaving the Rams for Spurs in
Tom, who made 96 appearances for Derby, returned to Pride Park on England Under-21 duty and then, ironically, scored his first league goal AGAINST the Rams during his loan spell at Wolves in November, 2005.
Watch Tom's interview in full on Spurs TV Online - CLICK HERE...Saturday’s clash will be the first time he’s returned to Pride Park in the Barclays Premier League and he goes back with his former side struggling at the foot of the table.
“There’ll be no sympathy. I’d like to see them do well, but obviously not on Saturday!” said Tom, before reflecting on his recent returns to Pride Park.
“I went back with England Under-21s and then when I was on-loan at Wolves and since I hadn’t long joined Spurs, it hadn’t really sunk in.
“A few years down the line now and I’m expecting a completely different experience, especially considering they’re in the top flight now.
“Last week shows we’re progressing in the right way. United are current champions and they’re pushing for another title this season, so for us to perform like that for 90 minutes and warrant a victory bodes well for us. Now we have to repeat that performance.”