Steffen Freund has been speaking for the first time about his return to Spurs and claims that the whole thing has been a dream come true. Our former midfielder was drafted in as AVB’s right hand man and on the face of it he couldn’t be happier.

‘That’s my dream, to one day come back to Spurs. Four years ago I did my Pro License, worked for four years for the DFB, three years with the Under 17s and we were successful, a really nice time.’

Freund also said that the decision to leave his role on the German set up was an easy one.

‘Of course, it’s a good job, but when Daniel Levy and Andre Villas-Boas call, you have to ask to release the contract and move to Spurs. That’s what happened, all in two weeks!

Much has been said this week about the club’s philosophy and Steffen added that he wants to see the club playing in the ‘Tottenham way’.

‘We spoke about my role and my situation and Andre’s philosophy,’ Freund continued, ‘I know all about the philosophy of Spurs, everything is the same. The philosophy of the youth teams in Germany is exactly the same as at Spurs – play well, be strong with the ball, dominate games and be strong and solid without the ball. In three hours, we spoke about the future together,’ he concluded.



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