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Sandro finally settled at Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has told The Independent that he is finally settled into life in London and is confident that this Tottenham side can go far under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

In the exclusive interview with the Jack Pitt-Brooke, Sandro, 23, spoke at length about his personal ambitions and will to win, his relationship with the new boss and about life in London.

On himself and the team:

"It has always been a personal ambition to win. In the history of my career – win, win, win – always a champion, that is always the ambition.

"This year, more than ever, there is a general feeling among the whole squad, this is what they talk about. To win every game they go and play. That is the ambition. There is a belief and a confidence about the squad at the moment."

On his impressions of Villas-Boas:

"It is clear tactically that our manager is one of the best. We all knew that from his history before he joined the club and what he has achieved and every day we are learning tactically, as you can see from the recent performances. Especially we are very well prepared for every match."

And on his life in London off the pitch:

"When I have finished training with Tottenham I don't have anything planned usually but I like to play music on my guitar. I often have friends or family over from Brazil.

"I'm very close with a lot of the other Brazilian players over in London, the Chelsea boys David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar. And Andre Santos and now Fabio and Julio Cesar at Queen's Park Rangers. At Tottenham, Heurelho Gomes is a very close friend.

"When the weather is good some of the other Spurs boys, like Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone, like to come round and we have a traditional Brazilian barbecue, which takes up to four or five hours to prepare, so we have time to play cards and relax as well. I like English food, but prefer Brazilian."


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