Thomas Set To Challenge Jalal?

29 May 2010 06:20
Shwan Jalal is expecting more of a challenge to his place from Danny Thomas. Even though Jalal kept his place for the majority of the season, Jalal is expecting more of a challenge for his starting berth next season from teenager Danny Thomas. Jalal is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "It was a whirlwind season for Dan. I don’t think he would mind admitting that he took a bit of time to find his feet and he must have found it a little intimidating to start with. Eventually though, it clicked that it was an opportunity of a lifetime. I’ve always said to him that I would have killed for this when I was his age. I was a third-year scholar at Spurs and was nowhere near the first team. For his age, he is an outstanding keeper and, if you look at a lot of other keepers of his age, I don’t think they can touch him. I think he’s got a lot of potential and to have someone like him behind you is all the motivation you need to push yourself on".