Jol backs in-form Berbatov

08 May 2007 08:10
Tottenham boss Martin Jol hailed in-form striker Dimitar Berbatov as his side improved their chances of playing in the UEFA Cup for a second successive season with a 2-0 win at Charlton Athletic. The 26-year-old Bulgaria international's 22nd goal of the season in all competitions broke the deadlock at The Valley as the Addicks' relegation to the Championship was confirmed. "The first goal was excellent, out of nothing, and the second goal was out of nothing as well and we have the strikers capable of doing that," Jol said. "I think Berbatov can score 20 goals in the Premiership. "Charlton is never an easy place to go so to come away with a 2-0 win, a clean sheet and three points is very pleasing. "We'd won three of our last five away matches, so we were confident but you never know. "Charlton were perhaps a bit unlucky not to score a goal but they played the long ball and Dawson and King were fine. "It was just a matter of pulling the strings ourselves and we couldn't do that all the time, that was the problem. "Everyone could see in the first half that we had more quality but you can punish yourselves if you give the ball away. "We've had just one league defeat in 10 in the last couple of months, so that's very pleasing as well."

Source: ESA