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Old 07-08-2006, 01:47 PM
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Never knew the former Bulls coach was such a big footie fan though..

Zokora: I'm Spurs' Vieira

By Phil Jackson - Created on 7 Aug 2006




Tottenham Hotspur new boy Didier Zokora has his sights set on becoming the latest in the line of great Premiership holding midfielders.




The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international impressed at this summer's World Cup in Germany and earned a lucrative move to White Hart Lane at the same time.
Zokora comes into Spurs' ranks to replace the departed Michael Carrick, who moved to Manchester United last week, but the player hopes to prove himself more than just an adequate stand-in at his new club.
"Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira are the perfect examples of the star players that have played in The Premiership over the years," Zokora told the Sun.


"That is what I really want to be part of because the holding midfield is also my role, and I believe it to be very important because I can win the ball, pass it, tackle and this is vital to the balance of any team."
He will get his first chance to stake his claim for glory in the first game of the new season at Bolton Wanderers live on Prem Plus on August 19.

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Old 08-08-2006, 03:24 PM
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"I'm setting myself up for a fall" - Zokora
Run along now philby and worry about your own team. Make a judgement on Zokora when he's played a good few competitive games for Spurs.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:25 PM
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Exactly, the guy is quality and there's nothing wrong with confidence
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:37 PM
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i keep expecting these africans to be the next Djumbo Djumbo
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:45 PM
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i keep expecting these africans to be the next Djumbo Djumbo
That's a bit of a silly statement. Come on RR, I'd expect better from you. That's like saying you expect every Irish player to be like Liam Miller.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:53 PM
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Run along now philby and worry about your own team. Make a judgement on Zokora when he's played a good few competitive games for Spurs.
Ah sure I'm only stirring. He may well go on to be a great player for Spurs but if I was a new central midfielder to the prem I'd do my best to never mention the likes of keane & Vieira in public until I'd have proven myself for a number of seasons.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:58 PM
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Ah sure I'm only stirring. He may well go on to be a great player for Spurs but if I was a new central midfielder to the prem I'd do my best to never mention the likes of keane & Vieira in public until I'd have proven myself for a number of seasons.
I think you'll notice that he actually said that Keane and Vieira are the yardstick to which all Premiership central midfielders should aspire to but of course The Sun for the first time ever took the quote and made their own little story out of it.
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:02 PM
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I did notice that, that's why I said "mention...in public" as opposed to "compare". Mentioning those guys is just bringing trouble onto yourself, the papers were always going to pick up on it.
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I did notice that, that's why I said "mention...in public" as opposed to "compare". Mentioning those guys is just bringing trouble onto yourself, the papers were always going to pick up on it.
Yeah but as long as it's paper talk then he's not really setting himself up for a fall. Now if he actually did say he fancies himself as a Vieira then that would be different.
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:06 PM
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Crouch, Gerrard etc have been bigging themselves and their club up all summer
Does that mean they are idiots if they don't win the league
No

This guy is the same
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