Martin Jol is relishing the opportunity to pit his wits against his former employers as Tottenham travel to Fulham for Sunday’s London derby at Craven Cottage.
Jol managed Tottenham for three years and is sure to afforded a rapturous reception by the visiting supporters, such is his popularity amongst Spurs fans. Tottenham travel to Fulham in good form – Thursday’s defeat by Rubin Kazan aside – and with their sights trained on returning to the top four and securing a precious Champions’ League spot.
The main thing for us is to make sure we get the points and it doesn’t matter who we play. But it’s probably the first time that I will see the Spurs fans again and actually play against Spurs.
They’ve improved as you can see by the way they put out six or seven youngsters out against Rubin Kazan and still did very well. I always like to watch them play.
If they play in the ‘Spurs way’ with wide players like Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale then you will always play good football. I thought it would be different now they have a number 10 (Rafael van der Vaart) as Harry Redknapp usually likes to play with two strikers. But Van der Vaart has made such a difference and they play in such a continental and flexible way.