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Tottenham's Ramos in Another Final
Associated Press, January 23rd, 2008 4:16PM

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Juande Ramos won two UEFA Cups, the Copa Del Rey, the Spanish Super Cup and the European Super Cup with Sevilla, so great expectations were heaped on the shoulders of the Spanish manager when he arrived at Tottenham. But Ramos "is proving well worth the trouble Tottenham took to hire him," says the AP. Three months into the job, Ramos has already turned around Spurs' season, lifting the club to the 11th place in the EPL table and an overall record of 12 wins, five draws and four losses.

But on Tuesday came the finest achievement in his time at White Hart Lane: a 5-1 drubbing of Arsenal. It was Tottenham's first win over the Gunners since 1999. "Without any doubt, to beat a team like Arsenal you have to play well," Ramos said. "The team did not make any mistakes and was perfect in every area." The dramatic turnaround has made Ramos a favorite at White Hart Lane.

"It makes me tremendously [happy] that the fans are happy with my work, but the architects are the footballers themselves," he said. "They are the ones who run and who make things happen." The most noticeable change in Tottenham under Ramos has been the players' fitness level and organization in defense. When he arrived, the Spaniard, who spoke little English, immediately set to work on these areas, and obviously, it's worked. Tottenham will now play the winner of Chelsea and Everton in the Carling Cup final.

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