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Friday, 25 October 2013

Newman Looks Ahead To Super Cup Clash


Tottenham Hotspur manager Ben Newman is anticipating a tough encounter against fellow English side Leicester City in the SMFA Super Cup on Friday night. Newman, who guided his side to SMFA Champions Cup glory earlier this month, took time out of his schedule to speak to cameras outside of the Tottenham team hotel in Monaco in the later hours of Thursday night. When questioned on Friday night's game against Leicester, he had this to say:

"I'm anticipating a tough match. On paper, it could be suggested that we should come out of the game victorious, but as the old saying goes, "no game is won on paper". Leicester certainly mean business, as could be seen with their Shield victory. To guide a team to European success is a magnificent achievement for any manager, but for the manager of a third division side to do so, well, it's unheard of, and I praise Gozzy for it. I have a lot of respect for him."

Newman was also asked about any new news on the transfer front, to which he replied:

"I'm relatively happy with the squad as it is. I have been on the lookout for a CB and a CM, although nothing has materialised as of yet. At the minute, the majority of transfers that will take place will see players going out, not in. Some on loan deals, some on permanent deals. It all depends really. I was very happy to add Roberto [Soldado] to the squad a few weeks ago, and if he is to be the only player joining Tottenham for the time being, then so be it. As I said, I'm happy with the team as it is and I don't feel that much change, if any at all needs to take place."

Smiles all round: Newman stopped to talk to the press outside the Spurs team hotel 


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