Sol plays down Spurs return
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sol Campbell insists he is not worried about returning to his old club Tottenham.
Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell insists he is not worried about returning to his old club Tottenham.
Campbell and Portsmouth travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday with Tottenham striker Mido stoking the fires by slamming Campbell as the "the easiest defender I've ever played against."
Tottenham boss Martin Jol has rebuked Mido for his ill-advised comments and Campbell is sure of a hostile reception following his controversial move from White Hart Lane to Arsenal five years ago.
Campbell has played down the furore surrounding his return and is focusing on playing well for Pompey.
"Spurs is water under the bridge and I'm emotionally detached from the situation," Campbell told The People.
"I'll have a job to do on Sunday. The main thing is to play good, solid football. That's my first aim."
Pompey boss Harry Redknapp has no worries about Campbell ahead of his return to North London.
"It's not easy going back to an old club. I know what it's like but Sol will be ready for it," said Redknapp.
"He has gone back there a few times now and I think he has enough experience. He will not let it bother him."
Meanwhile, Portsmouth are reported to be interested in signing Lorient striker Pierre-Andre Gignac.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a fine start to the season and Portsmouth are thought to have been alerted to his talents.
Gignac claims he is aware of interest from Portsmouth after scoring three goals in seven games this term.
"My start has generated interest. I know Portsmouth are watching," Gignac told the News of the World.