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Kaboul launches attack on Ramos

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul
Kaboul last played in the 4-1 defeat against Birmingham

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul has criticised manager Juande Ramos after falling out of favour at the club.

The 22-year-old Frenchman, who was signed from Auxerre last summer by former manager Martin Jol, last featured in the first team on 1 March.

"What has saved us this season is the Carling Cup," Kaboul said.

"People say we won it because Ramos arrived, but that has nothing to do with him. We would have won it with Martin Jol."

Kaboul added that Jol displayed more character than Ramos, who took charge in October after Spurs had won just one of their opening 11 Premiership fixtures.

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"Martin was a character, for us he was a father-figure, whereas Ramos, it is just tactics and nothing else," he said.

"In training, we do a lot of 11 v 0 and stuff on the blackboard to work on our progress with the ball."

Kaboul also claimed that Ramos does not communicate with the players and that the Spanish coach has not given him a chance since replacing Jol.

"I played the entire first half of the season but since the change of manager, I have not played," said Kaboul.

"I have had no explanation from him. He doesn't talk with anyone. Communication doesn't exist with him. He isn't playing me? That is his choice - I respect it, I am a professional.

"I am young and it is the first time this has happened to me in my career. But I am not surprised because when you are a footballer, you must be prepared for that, for good and bad times.

"Ramos has not really given me a chance. When a player doesn't have the confidence of his coach, he can't do much on the pitch. But when a coach has confidence in you, you take the handbrake off and you race away."


see also
Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea
24 Feb 08 |  Football
Jol sacked as Tottenham manager
26 Oct 07 |  Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham capture defender Kaboul
05 Jul 07 |  Tottenham Hotspur


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