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Jol lauds his Spurs

06 Nov 2006 - 08:13:49

Tottenham boss Martin Jol was delighted to finally get the monkey off his back as Spurs ended a 16-year wait for a league victory over Chelsea with a 2-1 win on Sunday.

England winger Aaron Lennon scored the winner in a pulsating London derby at White Hart Lane, but rather than single out individual performances, Jol preferred to heap praise on the team.

"We needed to win a top game," he said. "We tried to attack and be positive. It took 25 minutes to get going but after that we were terrific.

"It was long time since we beat Chelsea and it is something to be proud of.

"I feel it has been a great week for the club, with us winning in the UEFA Cup and beating the champions. It is a real achievement.

"They said we'd never beaten a top side and that was a bit annoying. But we did that. It was a great performance.

"Robbie Keane was probably man of the match and Michael Dawson and Ledley King did ever so well, but we had so many other players who did well.

"We said before the game we had to be brave and play with confidence and we did that in the second half."

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