Friday 18 August 2017

Wimmer reveals Spurs pride

Kevin Wimmer reflected on a dream coming true after his first day as a Spurs player
Kevin Wimmer reflected on a dream coming true after his first day as a Spurs player

Tottenham new boy Kevin Wimmer said he felt "very proud" after enjoying for his first day as a Spurs player on Monday.

The 22-year-old Austria centre-back, who joined the north London club for £4million from Cologne in late May, underwent routine pre-season medical testing after arriving at Hotspur Way on Monday morning.

Wimmer then trained with his new team-mates for the first time before speaking of his pride and his hopes for the future.

"It was always a dream for me to play for a club like this and to play in the Premier League," he said on www.tottenhamhotspur.com

"Now I'm here, to start training at such an amazing training centre, it's a very good feeling. For a footballer, it can't be better.

"It was such a good feeling to wear my new kit, with the Tottenham Hotspur logo, it makes me very proud.

"My first training session was very tough, but this is what pre-season is about!"

Despite finishing fifth and qualifying for the Europa League, Mauricio Pochettino's side had the joint-fifth worst defensive record in the Barclays Premier League last term, conceding 53 goals in 38 matches.

Wimmer added: "I'm really looking forward to the season because I'm enjoying it already on my first day. My team-mates have all welcomed me - they are all very nice and this is going to be a very good time for me."

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