Date:Monday October 12 2009
It is little wonder that Younes Kaboul is such a fans favourite at Pompey, he continues to say and do the right things on and off the pitch - although to be fair I do not feel that he is doing this at all as he feels he 'has to', these are things that are genuinely meant and felt.
Today he has spoken to The News and makes it abundantly clear that he feels 'we can do it. We can stay up,' and we will do this so long as we put all the 'off the field' issues behind us and continue to 'give everything on the pitch and in training as well.'
Yep, I will concede this is not the 'greatest squad' in the world and is a far cry from previous squads we have had in recent years, but as I - and others - have said over and over this squad is probably one of my favourite in recent years because we have a bunch of players that are genuinely playing for the shirt, the club and the fans. And lets be fair this squad is also more than capable of getting out of the bottom 3, there are at least 3 squads worse than ours, our start has not helped us though.
For me this squad is worth much more than the 'superstars', well most of them, we have previously had and, despite the frustrations that I had felt at times this season, I am probably enjoying this season more than I have any other for donkies years - this feels more like 'the real Pompey' to me...
Kaboul also paid more compliment to Paul Hart and says that it is mostly down to him that we have kept going and our heads have not gone down: 'Paul Hart is a really clever man. He just keeps going, his head isn't down. He's always looking forward and he gives that to us as well, so that is why we keep going.'
As far as the Spurs game goes, what with his previous with Spurs, he says that it is just like 'every game' for him, it is not special at all or more or less important. Although he is right, you can rest assured that deep down this game will mean more to him than just any old game...
Clearly there is a belief in this squad that we can stay up, and as said the bunch of players - for me, and others - has that togetherness, spirit, and to be fair quality to do this and so long as this is retained anyone that writes us off does this at their peril. Younes and co are convinced we can do this, I myself do not need this convincing and nor will most of the Fratton Faithful, it is just those on the outside looking in that do!
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Monday October 12 2009
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