Contra slurs 'psycho' Davids
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cosmin Contra has branded prospective Spurs signing Edgar Davids as a 'psycho'.Former West Brom star Cosmin Contra has branded prospective Spurs signing Edgar Davids as a 'psycho'.
The two came to blows whilst facing off in Serie A and have an ongoing feud that is yet to be resolved - with the Romanian full-back now warning the Spurs faithful that the Internazionale star has an inflated ego and is 'a violent man'.
The iconic Davids is set to complete a move to White Hart Lane in the near future, quite a considerable coup for the London side as the tenacious midfielder lists Milan, Barcelona and Ajax amongst his former employers.
However, their unbridled joy at seemingly securing the signature of the European Cup winner, who attended the club's friendly with Reading on Saturday, could be tempered by Contra's scathing assessment.
"Davids seems to believe he is someone far more important and special than he really is," Contra is quoted as saying in the News of the World.
"He is arrogant and gives the impression that everyone else is a nothing.
"His new club should watch out, Davids is actually a bit of a psycho, a violent man who can hold a grudge."
Former Bianconeri team-mate and Italy number one Gianluigi Buffon has also advanced concerns about Davids' influence on the dressing room, although the dominant custodian was more measured in his evaluation of the vastly talented star.
"Edgar snaps sometimes, he is on a knife-edge and you never know what is going to happen next," said Buffon.
"You have to take the good with the bad and that can be difficult.
"He can lose control but I think he is the first to realise that when it happens he is the one who suffers."
Davids left Holland's Euro 1996 camp after an angry dispute with coach Gus Hiddink, and Spurs will be hoping that his return to England proves less troubling and controversial.