MARTIN Jol heaped praise on Dimitar Berbatov after the striker struck the winner against Spurs.
The Bulgarian came back to haunt his old employers with the only goal of the game after slotting home Sascha Riether's right-wing cross.
“Berbatov said to me ‘You have to trust me’ and I thought he was joking but he said it before the match against Stoke and he scored then too,” said Jol afterwards.
“The only thing he wants is a day off if he scores so I promise him a day off and he scores! He’s a remarkable boy and a wonderful player.
“He’s a terrific boy if you have a good connection with him. Sometimes he looks like he’s sulking and sometimes his body language isn’t great, but it’s not against his team-mates.
“He is disappointed in himself sometimes and he shows it, but you know he can be a winner and he can decide games for you.
“He has scored 11 goals and he is very important to us, because I can’t imagine the sort of situation we would be in after the departures of some of my players if he wasn’t here.”
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