Friday, February 5, 2010

Eidur Gudjohnsen 'Delighted' With Tottenham Move

The Monaco forward has been loaned to Spurs after struggling to establish himself in Ligue 1. The 31 year old failed to find the net in 11 appearances for Les Rouge et Blanc, and will be looking to re-start his playing career at White Hart Lane. "It's great to be back in England, just to be back in the dressing room, the atmosphere, the sense of humor, it's good," he beamed on the official Tottenham Hotspur website. Spurs were not the only side interested in taking the player on loan as Gudjohnsen's former Chelsea team mate, Gianfranco Zola now managing West Ham United, was also keen on his services. However, the international capped 61 teams elected to move to north London over a trip to the east of the capital. "I'm very grateful and looking forward to this opportunity to play for Tottenham Hotspur.

"Waking up on a matchday it seems the whole world is looking at the Premier League and I miss that. I'm really looking forward to it." He continued : "I've got a lot of experience, so just to be an influence in the dressing room, I hope, and to give the manager and the team a different option. "So far it's a very big season for Spurs and I bring more depth to the squad and another option for the manager to use on a matchday." Gudjohnsen added that due to the club's stellar rise up the Premier League ladder, a final ranking in the top four and consequent qualification to next season's Champions League competition should be of optimum priority.

"The team should be looking at this fourth place and really going for it and to do that and still be in the FA Cup you are going to need a squad to get to the finish line. I hope to be part of that. "I'm really exited. It's a great feeling to be back and it's fair to say I've found big motivation again. I'm very focused on doing all I can to help the team." Hammers boss Zola's apparent loss in the race to sign Gudjohnsen could open the door for a late push for Spurs striker Robbie Keane. Tottenham now have forwards in abundence with Keane, Peter Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Jermain Defoe, and Eidur Gudjohnsen all battling for two places in Redknapp's line-up.


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