15. On Jurgen Klinsmann: “He joined Tottenham having won the World Cup with Germany – he could have said to us ‘look at my winners medal’ and then enjoyed a fag on the pitch. Instead, he wanted to earn his money and show us his talents.”

14: On his wisest decision: “My brother was a West Ham fan. He took me to Upton Park but when I came to my senses at the age of about 12 I became a Tottenham fan.”

13. On being a young player when George Graham was Millwall manager: “George was just cutting his teeth as a manager and I was a 17-year-old, cocky kid who thought he knew everything. I had a certain laid-back style about the way football should be played and he knocked that out of me good and proper.”

12. On Harry Kane: “He does things I could never dream of doing. He’s a mix of myself and Jurgen Klinsmann. He has that dynamic side to him that Jurgen had.”

11. On playing under Terry Venables with England: “He created a nice feeling in the camp. It does not come by accident. You have to work at creating an atmosphere. Terry created a club atmosphere.”

10. On his first meeting with Brian Clough: “When I joined, he came walking down the corridor and said ‘Ah you must be Edward Sheringham’. I told him I was, but that I preferred to be called Teddy. He said ‘OK, welcome to the club, Edward’.”

9. On his greatest international moment: “Scoring two goals at against Wembley against a Dutch team that was supposed to rip us apart and ripping them apart – it doesn’t get any better than that.”

8. On Ossie Ardiles: “His style was just to get the ball down and play, play, play. Once the ball went forward, everyone was expected to go forward and join it. It was fantastic but we did tend to forget the defensive side at times.”

7. On his relationship with Darren Anderton: “It was uncanny really, the best understanding I had in my career. As soon as Anderton had the ball I knew where he was going; as soon as I had it, I knew he would be available.”

6. On life with Gazza: “At the team hotel, we used to take it in turns to look after him, because he was full of beans for probably 20 hours of the day. We took it in turns to go and have a sleep and then maybe have a game of snooker or tennis with him – anything to keep him occupied, or he would disrupt the rest of us.”

5. On life in London: “I love going into the centre of London because people don’t give a monkey’s about you or who you are. You can be in a restaurant and no one notices you, or if they do they won’t show it.”

4. On Brian Clough’s training methods: “We never saw Clough and we hardly ever trained. We used to come in on Monday morning after a Saturday game, train for five minutes and then he’d say, ‘That will do, see you on Friday’. We’d say no, we want to do some training but he would wave us away. He’d say, ‘Get out of my sight, go home and get your feet up, it’s a long season’.”

3. On his ‘SAS’ partnership with Alan Shearer: “Why did we establish such a great partnership? I suppose we moved into different areas. We were never in each other’s way.”

2. On Glenn Hoddle: “The identity of the manager has always been crucial to me in all my moves. That was why I was happy to sign for Glenn Hoddle again at Spurs. I liked the way that he played football, I liked the fact that he was a Tottenham man and a former Spurs player and that everyone was rooting for him.”

1. On Arsenal: “I do hate Arsenal.With a passion. No money in the world would ever tempt me to play for them.”

SHARE

5 COMMENTS

  1. Funny, he told the ‘West Ham’ story differently when he joined the club… But that’s Teddy. He lives endearing himself.

LEAVE A REPLY