Chimbonda targets top half

06 March 2009 04:05
Pascal Chimbonda confesses he returned to Tottenham because of manager Harry Redknapp and he is now keen to help the club into the top 10 of the Premier League. The full-back moved back to White Hart Lane in the winter transfer window after an unsuccessful six months with top-flight rivals Sunderland. And - having made what he describes as his 'dream' transfer to North London, which was motivated by the Redknapp factor - Chimbonda has set his sights on a place in the upper half of the division. Tottenham are battling relegation, but the Frenchman is confident the losing Carling Cup finalists can end the season on a high. "It's my dream to play for Spurs," he said. "I came back for this manager. I think it will be good for me and everybody. "Sometimes you have a choice, and I chose to leave Tottenham. I spent a good time at Sunderland, but I had some problems. "I didn't play much, and the manager called me and told me about Spurs' interest. I said, 'why not?' It is a good opportunity for me. "Sometimes when you don't play you're not good in your head. Now, I want to help Spurs finish in the top half." DeterminedAlan Hutton will be back soon from a foot injury to add to the competition, with Redknapp preferring midfielder Didier Zokora at right-back for the win over Middlesbrough in midweek. However, Chimbonda is determined to show Redknapp that he has the capabilities to make the position his own. "I want to show the manager how hard I'm working in training," added Chimbonda. "I'm training hard and showing the manager I can play; only he will decide who plays."

Source: SKY_Sports