“When I first came over to sign, all I wanted to do was to get started here with Spurs as quickly as possible,” said new boy Sandro… “It is a pleasure just to be here and I’m happy to be given the opportunity to join a club like Spurs.
“It is a club that holds a good deal of renown back home in Brazil, where televised English football is very popular. I already knew that they are one of the well-established and biggest clubs in England and in Europe because of their history, and you can feel that great footballing tradition by just walking into the stadium.
“I followed the club’s progress closely last season, cheering them on from home and hoping that they would take that fourth place in the league. When it happened, it was an absolutely fantastic moment.
“I know that the club has everything it needs to go on to further success and I will do everything I can to help. The Premier League is the best league in the world. It is a strong league played at great pace and I think my style of play will adapt quickly to this kind of football.”
Sandro who won his 3rd cap for Brazil on Monday night in a 2-0 friendly win over Ukraine, and he admits that his arrival at Tottenham has been aided by the presence of his countryman Heurelho Gomes.
“It really makes me feel a lot more at home knowing that someone like Gomes is here,” said Sandro. “Apart from Gomes I didn’t know anyone here on arrival but I am getting to know the players more and more each day, and they have been very welcoming.”
“He’s a good, young player who can do a great job for us,” said Gomes… “It may take him time to adapt because football is so different here but he is a quality player and will soon show how good he is. I’ve seen a lot of him in Brazil and I like his style. It’s a style that will suit Spurs well and I predict great things from him.”
Quotes from Hotspur magazine.