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Well even though William Gallas joining of Tottenham Hotspur has been common knowledge for a while now it was still strange to see him in the Blue of Spurs training kit.The usual war of words so often applied on match days replaced by friendly banter on the training ground.
Yet at the same time I felt a little surge of confidence knowing that we have at last acquired an extremely gifted footballer to help shore up our wobbling defense,one that by all accounts just loves said defending,a bonus in itself you might say.Add to that then the wealth of experience he will bring to the side and surely we should see a much more composed defensive line one which no doubt Dawson,Bassong and the likes will also prosper from after taking on board all that he offers,which will again help the growth of Tottenham.
William began his day taking part in a warming up session with his new colleagues before retiring to work on his own fitness routine with the clubs head of sports science,fitness and conditioning coach Sam Erith.Although Harry has mentioned that our newest recruit already seemed in good shape so it shouldn’t take that long before we see him in the lillywhite.
Harry has also previously said that he was chuffed with the capture of Gallas stating it as a no brainer and I am inclined to agree with him,after all William was part of the Chelsea team which won back to back Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho,he also has a League Cup winners medal and was involved in the Chelsea team that reached the semi finals of the Champions League before losing to Liverpool.He has also masses of European and title chasing experience with Arsenal.
He has since given an interview to the official site,in it he says how difficult the decision was to cross the divide that resides in North London (having played for Arsenal.) He went on to say that now he has joined he will give his best for the club and that he just wants to play as many games as he can whilst also winning the same.
He then brought he conversation round to the atmosphere inside White Hart Lane on match days saying how wonderful he found it to be.Oh yes Mr Gallas only this time they’ll be singing your name with a desire for you to succeed,not fail.
However there does seem a little unrest amongst some of the Tottenham faithful regarding the application of the player when things aren’t exactly going to plan,the Birmingham incident and reports of player unrest in numerous Gunners dressing rooms being regularly thrown at anyone who views this as a good deal for Spurs.I though am one of those which is pleased with this capture and feel we should let his past remain exactly there and give the player the benefit of the doubt,as I’m sure he has learnt from those previous lapses of judgement.
So, are you as excited as me at this acquisition? or would you rather we searched elsewhere.Follow @TrfficTottenham