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.