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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Dec, 1, 2007

Berbatov reveals Ramos' cool approach

Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has described Juande Ramos as ice cool under pressure - but the head coach admits he can lose his temper at times.

Ramos has appeared furious on the touchline during his six games in charge at Spurs but has calmly explained to his players what is required and has remained unbeaten.

'Juande is more like a professor,' said Berbatov.

'He explains things and he knows how to tell us what to do in a simple way so we can understand it and do it on the pitch.'

Ramos had every reason to throw teacups around the dressing room during half-time against Aalborg on Thursday in the UEFA Cup - but he simply changed formation to spark a 3-2 win.

'At half-time he was the same and he didn't scream or shout at all,' Berbatov added.

'He was calm and told us that an early goal in the second half would get us right back in the game.'

Ramos may be building his profile as 'The Calm One', but the Spaniard said: 'If they deserve it, then I shout at them.

'If they don't, I don't shout at them.

'The most important thing is solving problems and explaining things to players, not shouting at them. I explain if they have done something wrong and try to solve the problem.'

Meanwhile, Ramos has challenged midfielder Tom Huddlestone to maintain a level of fitness to perform consistently in the Premier League.

'Every member of the team has their best level of fitness and it's very important to maintain that level of fitness,' Ramos said.

'Tom has got to try to keep himself as fit as possible and be prepared to play for the full 90 minutes. He prepares himself very well every week.'

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