Gareth Southgate has hit back at Jonathan Woodgate’s disparaging remarks about his former club. Woodgate slammed Middlesbrough for lacking ambition and expressed his relief at finally working under a ‘proper manager’ (Juande Ramos) at Spurs. Yesterday Southgate told the People:
“He got it wrong. We have ambition.
“It didn’t bother me that he said he was working for a proper manager now. I am a young guy learning his trade. Juande Ramos is experienced.
“The ambition of the club was an issue. But I think he got it wrong.
“Spending £12million on a player is proof to anybody that there is ambition here.”
Mr Woodgate, the ball is in your court, and we await a suitably snarky retort…