Sherwood, Naughton, Kaboul, Lloris, Defoe, Lacazette, Nagatomo

Good morning everyone. This morning I have put together some of the quotes our boys have made with news of a couple of players we are scouting, news on Defoe and Athletico Madrid interest in one of our players.

Tim Sherwood
"We all know what Nacer can do. It's all about a settling-in period. I played myself, so I know what it's like to settle at a new club, let alone in a new country.

"We know that he possesses that ability, he wouldn't play for the Belgian national team if he didn't. We see him do it every day in training. Hopefully that will give him a massive lift."

Kyle Naughton
"[Wednesday's win] was a good team performance and it was great to get a clean sheet, that's the most important thing for the defence. You just feel more comfortable [with Hugo Lloris in goal]. You know if the opposition get past us, they then have to get past Hugo.

"He's so quick off his line and some of the shots he's saved from close range, he's like a cat across his goal. It's great to score four goals and keep a clean sheet."

Younes Kaboul
“He (Sherwood) deserves it. He knows the club very well, he’s been here for a long time and knows exactly what he’s doing.

“He learned a lot in the past and the best fact is that he played football at the highest level. He won the title with Blackburn in 1995, so he has plenty of experience. His playing career is important because he knows what it’s like for us.

“We don’t waste time on other stuff because he went through everything and understands. He knows the game perfectly.

“I remember when Harry Redknapp was manager, Tim, Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey would come to nearly every game.

“Wherever we were playing, it didn’t matter, they would be there. They would talk to us about how to deal better with certain situations on the pitch and even then i could see Tim becoming a manager.

“He just had to be patient and wait for his chance.”

Atletico Madrid are watching the situation at Spurs with a view to a summer move for Hugo Lloris. The keeper has made noises that he will consider his future if Spurs do not qualify for the Champions League. Athletico Madrid currently have Chelsea loanee Thibaut Courtois so would like to replace him with the French captain.

The agent of 27 year-old Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has revealed Spurs have been watching the Japan international's progress this season.

"Tottenham have been following him for a while but there is nothing more than that. He still has more than two years left on his contract with Inter and we want to renew. I think we will talk during the summer. The player is happy at Inter and there is no reason to think he will change teams."

Another player Spurs have sent scouts to watch is Alexandre Lacazette, the Lyon forward who Arsenal bid for in January. The 22 year-old has scored 13 goals in 22 Ligue 1 games but is under contract until 2016.

Tim Sherwood
"We're delighted. From the first whistle to the last, we were very very good and because of our start we set the tone. This is a difficult place to come as our record here suggests, but we silenced the crowd.

"We're not nervous. I'm certainly not, and the players don't seem to be. When you get a few goals up you're allowed to play with freedom but I want them to play with that sort of freedom in every game.
'It is very tight up there. I see it going down to the last month of the season, that's for sure. It's going to be tough for everyone to maintain the run that we're all having. We seem to be not climbing above anyone at the moment."

Jermain Defoe has taken the chance to fly to Florida where he has met up with his future teammates and taken in a Justin Timberlake concert. He officially moves to Toronto on February 28th. He will join Julio Cesar who is joining on loan and Gilberto.

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