Spurs defender Chimbonda dreaming of dizzy heights in late chase for Europe
06 March 2009 05:24
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Tottenham full back Pascal Chimbonda wants to help his club finish in the top half of the Barclays Premier League, after his 'dream' return from Sunderland.
Spurs travel to the Stadium of Light this weekend looking for the win that will take them into the top 10, following a dreadful start to the campaign.
Chimbonda started the season with the Black Cats, after leaving Spurs in the summer, but struggled to settle and is back competing with Vedran Corluka for the position at right back.
'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.'
Alan 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.
'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.'
Chimbonda believes the quality in Spurs' squad means they should be higher in the table.
'We have good squad with lots of good players, like Luka Modric,' he said. 'I don't know why we're near the bottom of the table.'