Cudicini Surprised By Sluggish Blues

27 March 2009 10:09
Carlo Cudicini has admitted he was surprised by how ordinary his former club Chelsea looked when his Tottenham side beat them 1-0 last week.[LNB]The Italian moved to north London in January after spending close to four seasons behind Petr Cech in the pecking order.[LNB]After initially dislodging Heurelho Gomes at White Hart Lane, the 35-year-old has found himself back on the bench in recent weeks.[LNB]Cudicini had to watch from the sidelines when the Blues visited in the Premier League last weekend, and the goalkeeper was unimpressed with what his ex-colleagues, now under the leadership of Guus Hiddink, had to offer.[LNB]"Of course I was surprised by the result," he told the Daily Star.[LNB]"I didn't expect Tottenham to win the game but I was more surprised by the way Chelsea played.[LNB]"It was a bit slow, without much pace. Apart from the last 20 minutes or so, where of course Chelsea put us under pressure, there was nothing really special about the performance.[LNB]"They looked a bit tired."[LNB]Cudicini also touched on his switch to Spurs and added that he realised it was time to end his Stamford Bridge career.[LNB]"Sometimes there is a time when you need to change and this time it wasn't just my decision," he admitted.[LNB]"My contract was running out at the end of the season and the club never really asked me to extend it.[LNB]"In the end I felt I had the chance to move to a club with great history and where they were giving me a chance to fight for my place. So I thought it was the right thing to do."[LNB]

Source: Eurosport