“I Knew When I Signed For Spurs That It Would Be Difficult”

By on September 27, 2011

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker admits he thrives off having to fight for his place in the starting XI while admitting he is enjoying the challenge of attempting to establish himself at his new club.

Parker made to White Hart Lane from Upton Park on transfer deadline day and his performances have already seen him emerge as a favourite with the Spurs faithful.

However, the former West Ham United captain understands he can’t let his standards slip with the competition for starting spots in the centre of the park fierce.

The re-emergence of Sandro following knee surgery and with Tom Huddlestone still to return from injury, the 30-year-old knows he has to maintain his high standards to keep his starting spot.

“I knew when I signed for Spurs that it would be difficult and it is. I will have to work hard and prove myself to stay in the team,” Parker said in the Daily Star.

“You always know when you come to a big club that there will be real competition for places and I think that’s healthy.

“But I’m up for the challenge and it can only be good for the squad to have such good competition. We’re all pushing each other.

“Things have gone really well for me over the last few years. My main target is to keep fit, try to stay in the side and help as much as I can.”

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  1. Roy Singh

    September 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Not many of our players think like Scotty, in that they need to earn a place in the team.


    September 27, 2011 at 9:44 am

    He has bean a breath of fresh air but he is right to say he will need too keep is form high. Harry said he liked Sandro and Parker pairing but in the second half we lacked the killer pass to win comfortably, We also conceded a goal because Wigan put us on the back foot and forced a silly mistake. With Lennon and Huddlestone Playing with two strikers this give us a great attacking team and Harry will need to study this in the future or the Wigan game could turn into a draw or worse a defeat.

    • decky1959

      September 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

      the only reason that we conceded a goal against wigan was because ekkotto made wrong decisions.

  3. tony

    September 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    disagree with davspurs.two players he mentioned have major faults.hudd cant defend and is slow on the turn.lennon,great approach work ,but his crossing of a ball is poor.modric and bale can open a defense well.this team with a real big man as striker can reach top four.congrats to arry on his 3 players he signed.they maybe stop gaps,but what stop gaps.

  4. steve-o

    September 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    are best team is what we played in the second half against Liverpool. done

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