Ex-Tottenham star Stephane Dalmat ‘stop match 40 minutes early to get out of stadium and beat visitors’
EX-TOTTENHAM ace Bobby Zamora revealed how his outdated team-mate Stephane Dalmat stop DURING a recreation so he might catch a flight again to France.
Dalmat, 42, spent the 2003/04 marketing campaign on mortgage at Spurs from Inter Milan, making 22 appearances.
Dalmat’s expertise was plain however his angle was questionableCredit: Alan MacGregor Ewing – The Solar Glasgow
The midfielder scored thrice throughout his spell in North London nevertheless it seems he was finest remembered for his second of insanity throughout a league conflict.
Zamora instructed Jimmy Bullard’s Off the Hook podcast: “We performed a recreation at Spurs. Within the first 5 minutes of the second half he simply walked off the pitch.
“The ball wasn’t out of play or something and he simply begins strolling off the pitch. I believe I used to be on the bench and I believed he has pulled his hamstring or one thing.
“He walks down the tunnel. Doesn’t say something to anyone. We performed the sport after which got here in and he had shot.
“So we’re like ‘The place is he, the place is he? I don’t know. Undecided’. He was supposed to come back in for the nice and cozy down – however he doesn’t are available in for 2 days.
“I discover out ultimately that he has acquired a airplane to catch and he can’t get to the airport after the sport due to the visitors and all that so he has gone off the pitch, walked down the tunnel ‘off I am going I’m going to get my airplane’.
“He went again to dwelling to France. He was simply a type of gamers that simply didn’t care.”
Dalmat additionally performed for Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille however Zamora provides how he was probably the most gifted gamers he had performed with.
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He added: “He was an absolute participant. He was robust, fast, highly effective, you possibly can not get the ball off him.
“He had that type of French vanity.
“He performed for some mad huge golf equipment however simply no person might handle him. He was simply an absolute loon.”
The Spurs group on the time was managed by David Pleat who took over mid-season after Glenn Hoddle was fired from the job.
Different gamers within the group’s squad on the time had been Jermain Defoe, Jamie Redknapp, Robbie Keane, Darren Anderton and captain Ledley King.
The revelation about Dalmat’s antics comes simply weeks after fellow footballer Jamie O’Hara, revealed the Frenchman slapped him throughout the face within the altering room following a dispute throughout a reserve group recreation for the north London membership in the identical season.
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Talking on TalkSport radio, O’Hara stated: “Dalmat had come all the way down to the reserves and I believe he had acquired the hump as a result of clearly he has been instructed he has acquired to play with the reserves.
“I used to be a younger child desirous to impress. We performed and he was simply strolling about, you realize he didn’t need to be there.
“He was the everyday first-team participant coming down enjoying reserves, didn’t need to know and I believe I give it to him at half-time.
“I believe I stated ‘Pay attention mate should you don’t need to be right here simply don’t be right here, simply go, get in your bike.
“And he acquired up and walked throughout the room and I’m pondering he’s going to be like ‘yeah, yeah, I do know you’re proper’.
“However he simply slapped me within the face. Only a slap not a punch. It was a slap and I simply took it like that. I used to be in shock greater than something.
“Clearly I acquired up and thought I’d have a ruck with him however everybody jumped in, you realize that one the place you’re going ‘let me at him, let me at him’. I couldn’t imagine it, only a slap within the face.”
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Stephane Dalmat spent only a season on mortgage with TottenhamCredit: PA:Press Affiliation
Bobby Zamora revealed how Dalmat was an enormous expertise at SpursCredit: PA:Press Affiliation
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