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Chimbonda settling well at Spurs

November 7 2006

Tottenham new signing Pascal Chimbonda has spoken of his happiness at joining the North-London club. Chimbonda stated that he has settled quicly into life at Spurs. The former Wigan right back also said he was happy to be at a club playing in Europe. "It's a plus to play here," Chimbonda told French magazine L'Equipe.

"Tottenham are taking part in all kinds of competitions and are contenders to finish in the top three in the English championship. It's a good opportunity.

"This is a club where I feel good. I signed a good contract. I don't envisage leaving, unless they tell me to go."

"But my integration is going well. I know some people here before I came, and they helped me to adapt."

Chimbonda has quicly became a fans favourite as he is regarded as the best right back in the Premier League along Man United's Gary Neville, according to the Spurs faithful. This is of course a bit exaggerated and biased but it just shows the amount of respect the fans have for him.

Chimbonda's excellent form last season saw him surprisingly called into the French World Cup squad.

However, he did not make any appearances in Germany and was dropped for Les Bleus' first four Euro 2008 qualifiers.

But a recent pledge from Raymond Domenech that:

"You will see Pascal Chimbonda in the French team again" has raised hopes of a recall.

"If he said that, it's because he wants to see me back in the squad. If he calls me, I will go with great pleasure."

The former Bastia man also said his meteoric rise since moving to England was the main reason for his international recognition.

"After arriving in England, there was an explosion. I played well and my stock rose.

"That is what allowed me to go to the World Cup, with my good season at Wigan and being voted the best right back in the Premier League.

"It is England that permitted me to get there."

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