Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Vieira has recalled a time in the direction of the top of his taking part in days when conversations have been held over a possible shock switch to Tottenham.The Eagles will host Spurs at Selhurst Park on Saturday and the 45-year-old’s previous rivalry with the north London membership has dominated the build-up.
Vieira spent 9 years with Tottenham’s arch-rivals Arsenal and helped the Gunners clinch the Premier League title at White Hart Lane in 2004 however 5 years later talks befell with Harry Redknapp – who was in cost of Spurs on the time – over a sensational swap from Inter Milan.”It is just too far and a very long time in the past. I do not bear in mind,” the Eagles head coach mentioned with a smile.”No, that was a interval the place I actually wished to come back again to the Premier League.
“Knowing Harry fairly effectively and admiring him as a supervisor, we had a dialog about totally different choices however on the finish there was no likelihood of me coming to England and going to Spurs, no likelihood.”

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Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says new signings Odsonne Edouard and Will Hughes have used the worldwide break to settle in on the membership.

Ahead of the lunchtime kick-off, the ex-Arsenal captain was requested to check Tottenham ahead Harry Kane and former team-mate Thierry Henry.
Vieira praised the Spurs striker, who’s 9 targets away from the Frenchman’s total tally of 175 Premier League targets, however admitted the Gunners nice was at a “totally different degree.”Pushed to elaborate, the Eagles boss admitted: “Thierry may do all the things.”He had tempo, energy, he may run in behind, may get the ball in his ft and dribble previous three or 4 gamers and go to attain the aim. Maybe as a result of I performed with Thierry, I see him in a special manner.”Maybe it is simpler for me to speak about Thierry than to speak about Kane. That’s one thing that you just guys must take into accounts as effectively! But I see Thierry as in the highest three of all time.”

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