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Berbatov singled out
20 Oct 2006 - 09:41:15
Martin Jol hailed the contribution of Dimitar Berbatov after the Bulgarian striker helped fire Spurs to a 2-0 UEFA Cup victory over Besiktas.
Berbatov, a £10.9million summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen, set up the first goal for Hossam Ghaly and then scored a superb second as Spurs started their European campaign in impressive fashion.
"Berbatov showed some flashes of his quality. We've always said if our strikers can make a difference then we will be a good team," said Jol.
"Berbatov is the extra quality we have up front. It was a terrific goal and hopefully it will break the spell as we have struggled to score this season.
"Our defence was excellent as well. We were too strong to concede goals. If we score goals as well then that makes us tough to beat.
"We were drawn in one of the best groups and three points away at Besiktas is a great result for us.
"Besiktas don't lose much in Europe, although we knew we'd be the first English team to lose over here so that helped spur us on."