William Gallas has issued a rally cry to his fellow Tottenham players by stating that we should aim to finish as Premier League champions rather than settle for third or fourth place.
Jermain Defoe has spoken first hand of the influence which Gallas has on the players in the Spurs dressing room and is continuing to drive his team-mates on to have the belief of being Champions.
It’s great to hear Gallas having such passion about being at the club – especially ahead of Sunday’s derby against Arsenal. It seems that Gallas is really proud to be a Yiddo and wants to pass his experience on to the rest of the squad.
Defoe told the Daily Mail: ‘When Gallas was at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, they were unbelievable.
‘They didn’t lose a game at home because they had that rock-solid belief.
‘He passes that all on to us and tells us to stop settling for fourth place and qualifying for the Champions League, like we did two years ago.
‘He tells us to think, first and foremost, about finishing top. Hopefully the top two will slip up. You never know what will happen between now and the end of the season.
‘The other day, I was having a conversation with him and he was saying that he doesn’t understand anyone within the squad who thinks we can finish fourth or even third.
‘If you look at the players we have got, the way we play and where we are in the League now, why can’t we win it?’
He added: ‘William has been there and he has done it.
‘He told me about his time at Chelsea, where he and the other players had that arrogance in that, whoever they played against, they believed they could win.
‘And he keeps saying that we need to really believe we can actually win it. Forget about finishing fourth.’
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