Ramos reveals Robbo lift
Juande Ramos has admitted he had to lift the spirits of goalkeeper Paul Robinson when he arrived at White Hart Lane.
By Peter Fraser
Last Updated: 16/12/07 2:37pm
Tottenham manager Juande Ramos has admitted he had to lift the spirits of goalkeeper Paul Robinson when he arrived at White Hart Lane.
Ramos, who took over at Spurs in October when he replaced former boss Martin Jol, steered his side to their first away win of the season on Saturday when they secured a 1-0 victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
And Ramos has revealed that when he first moved to England he was forced to improve the confidence of under-fire Robinson.
The shot-stopper had received criticism for high-profile blunders for Tottenham and England as both sides struggled.
But Ramos believes Robinson is now close to rediscovering the form which earned him a place as England No.1.
"Robinson is a very good goalkeeper," said Ramos. "But when I came here I needed to lift him because he was feeling low.
"There are several good English goalkeepers and all have qualities, some with their hands, some with their feet."