Romaric dreaming of Prem move
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ndri Romaric has told <EM>Skysports.com</EM> that he dreams of playing in England.
Le Mans midfielder Ndri Romaric has told Skysports.com that he dreams of playing in The Premiership.
The Ivory Coast international has taken a lot of confidence from his strong World Cup showing and has now set his sights on a move to England.
He accepts that it may be more of a long-term plan, but he would love to follow in the footsteps of countryman Didier Zokora and one day play for Tottenham Hotspur.
"The Premiership is known for being the best league in the world," he explained.
"The rhythm is intense, and the clubs are great, like Manchester (United) and Arsenal.
"I like Tottenham, who are have a great side which tries to annoy the bigger ones.
"Yes, playing there is a dream."
Romaric is determined to prove himself in France first, by helping Le Mans to build on their solid start to the season.
"Le Mans can do better in Ligue 1," he insisted. "We have lost stupid points against Troyes and Monaco.
"But if we work hard, we can improve the situation."
The 23-year-old battled back to fitness last summer after being injured in a serious car crash, and is now targeting more improvement.
"I feel in very good shape, and I hope this is going to be my year," he said.
"I am full of hope and confidence and my new role permits me to shine.
"People say I am versatile, but playing as a defensive midfielder is my favourite role.
"Since my grave car accident last year, I am much more mature.
"It has been beneficial to me, because I have learned a lot.
"Playing at the World Cup was also a great adventure, meeting with footballers from around the globe."