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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gallas: Give me silverware over UCL

ESPN staff

Tottenham defender William Gallas has dispelled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's statement that qualifying for the Champions League is just like winning a trophy.

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Wenger recently made the claim that finishing fourth in the Premier League was the same as winning the FA Cup or Capital One Cup, however Gallas says nothing can match the feeling of lifting a trophy, something he hopes is in his future at Spurs.

"A trophy is something you lift at the end of the season," Gallas told London24. "I know which feeling you can have if you lift a trophy- it's fantastic and it doesn't happen many times in your career.

"For me, to finish second or fourth, it's the same - but if you finish on top and if you're the champion it's completely different. For a few months you think you are the best team, the best players, you are so happy.

"To lift a trophy, that is the real thing to do. It's a long time since Tottenham won a trophy. I don't know which one we're going to lift but we want to lift one. Any one will be good."

Gallas is happy with Spurs' current form, after they got back to winning ways with victory over Southampton on the weekend, despite the Saints making a late fightback.

"We played very well in the first half. We were 2-0 up and when we went onto the pitch for the second half we wanted to score that goal third goal," said Gallas.

"But that didn't happen and we made some mistakes and we conceded one goal and it was very difficult to defend until the end of the game.

"After the draw [with Maribor] and the loss against Chelsea it was very important for us to win.

"You have to win that type of game, even if you play away, and with the way we played in the first half we deserved to win it. We still have to carry on because we want to finish well this season.

"We just want to be in the top four, and at the moment that's where we are so it's good, but we will see at the end of the season if we will finish on top or not."




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