McLeish earns player praise
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has won the praise of two of his star players from Sunday's enthralling victory over Spurs.
Last Updated: 02/12/07 11:07pm
New Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has won the praise of two of his star players from Sunday's enthralling victory over Tottenham.
The latest St Andrews incumbent enjoyed a fine start to his tenure, as Birmingham came away from White Hart Lane with a 3-2 victory.
Sebastian Larsson's wonderful strike in stoppage-time gave Birmingham an impressive three-point haul but rather than bask in his own glory, the Swedish midfielder has praised his manager.
"It was very disappointing as after five minutes in the second half we found ourselves 2-1 down," said Larsson on Sky Sports.
"But we showed some character to come back.
"It is the first one (goal) in the Premier League for me and it couldn't have been much better.
"It is fresh start for us and we couldn't have asked for more to win at Tottenham.
"We have struggled away from home and to come to Tottenham - they are much better than they are in the table - it will give us confidence we can do this more often."
Birmingham captain Liam Ridgewell echoed the words of his team-mate, adding: "The new manager does that to you.
"He picked the right formation and the boys went and did it.
"It is a brilliant result for us."