Sandro seeks CL success
Sandro wants to emulate his Copa Libertadores success in the UEFA Champions League with Spurs.
Last Updated: 31/08/10 11:02pm
Tottenham's summer signing Sandro wants to emulate his Copa Libertadores success in the UEFA Champions League with his new club.
Sandro has finally linked up with Spurs following his switch from Internacional, which was agreed five months ago.
The 21-year-old remained with his Brazilian employers over the summer to help them lift the South American equivalent of the Champions League.
And after Harry Redknapp's team defeated Young Boys to earn a group spot in the European competition, Sandro now wants a repeat of his former club's heroics.
The midfielder told the club's official website: "It was a fantastic moment to win the Copa Libertadores.
"Internacional helped me grow as a footballer and a person from a very young age and it was a great achievement to leave on such a high.
"It was a fantastic achievement and now I hope to have many more successes with my new team."
Spurs' entry into the Champions League will mark their first appearance in the tournament and Sandro is relishing the challenge.
He went on: "The Champions League is the best club competition in the world and I am look forward to competing at this level.
"I know Spurs has everything that it takes to go further in the competition and I will do everything I can to help.
"The Premier League is the best league in the world. It is a strong league played at great pace and I think my style will adapt quickly to this kind of football."
The Brazilian's participation in the Copa Libertadores meant he missed the qualifying test against Young Boys and he is relieved to have made his arrival in London.
Sandro added: "It is a pleasure to finally be here. I am extremely happy that I have been given the opportunity to join a club like Spurs.
"I cannot wait to get out on the pitch and show all the fans what I can do. I am determined to make a positive impression on English football and help Spurs move onto a new level.
"Spurs are a team who are talked about a lot in Brazil. They are one of the biggest teams not only in England but also in Europe because of their history.
"I watched every game last season when Spurs were going for fourth place, cheering them on and hoping they would qualify.
"When they finally did achieve qualification, it was an absolutely fantastic moment."