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Niko Kranjcar launched an extraordinary attack on Tottenham
Tottenham old boy Niko Kranjcar has hit out at Tottenham, claiming that Dynamo Kiev is a bigger club than Spurs.
The Croatian launched a scathing attack on the north Londoners and chairman Daniel Levy for the way they handled his and Dimitar Berbatov’s transfer away from White Hart Lane.
“In my three years at White Hart Lane, I never had lunch or a serious talk with the president,” Kranjcar said.
“There was no need. It’s not customary for bosses to invite you for a cup of coffee, even if you’re their next-door neighbour like I was, in Cuffley.
“I know from my own experience how difficult these people are and how hard it is to break out of a contract with them.
“Remember Berbatov? And it was the same with me: they held me back for two years, until finally my new club paid what they were asking, and not a pound less.
“That is their speciality: they set unreasonably high transfer demands, but the absurd thing is they always get what they ask for.
“Kiev is not London, but it is very good for city life, and the football teams are very strong. Dynamo Kiev is big on tradition and the fans, and though lots of people will say it’s not like Tottenham, if you look at history, Dynamo Kiev is a bigger club than Spurs,”