Jose Enrique knows all about Tottenham’s new manager Juande Ramos from his time in the Spanish League.
Jose Enrique – playing well for Newcastle United
It turns out the Tottenham’s Spanish manager has won six cups in the last two years with both Spurs and Seville, and Juande can certainly motivate his players.
Jose knows all about the capabilities of Juande and he is looking forward to the game on Sunday, but he also knows it will be a much tougher game that that with Fulham.
Enrique spoke to the Evening Chronicle today on Sundayâ€™s game:
â€œWeâ€™re all focused on the next game with Tottenham.â€ â€œItâ€™s a difficult game â€“ Tottenham are a very good team and have a good manager.â€ â€œThey are playing with confidence because of their new manager.â€â€œThere are a lot of good managers in Spain and, despite his success, Ramos is only an example of the good managers we have.â€ â€œHe is similar to Rafa Benitez, who achieved a lot with Valencia.”
â€œWhat Rafa did there was very good, and it is the same so far for Ramos.â€ â€œAt Seville and Tottenham he has won six cups in two years.â€
â€œFor me, that is the sign of a very good manager.â€ â€œThey are a good team and beat Portsmouth last week.â€ â€œSo this game is more difficult for us than Fulham.â€
â€œIt is difficult to move up positions in the table, but we want to win as many games as possible.â€ â€œFor me, the best thing this season would be to survive and then build on that next year.â€
â€œAnything is possible for us next year.â€
Jose is coming through at Newcastle now very nicely after not getting too many games at the beginning of the season. He looks a good player and can certainly make it in the Premier League, and he also seems to have a very good character, and seems to like things at the club.
All Enrique needs is more games in the PL and so far this season he has appeared 21 times for the club, with 16 starts.
He will be even better next year, although competition for places will be heightened once Kevin brings in his 5-6 top players in the summer.
But one step at a time and we really need to get something out of the game at Tottenham on Sunday.