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Former Man United Star On Arsenal Legend's Influence

Former Manchester United Star On Arsenal Legend's Influence

By Shaistah Kader - Sep 26, 2017 05:00 PM @Shaistah_K

Former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune says that Sol Campbell was one of the players he looked up to when he arrived at Tottenham Hotspur as a youngster.

In an exclusive interview with Soccer Laduma, Campbell spoke highly of the former Bafana Bafana international who joined Premier League side Spurs' youth structures in 1995, before becoming a special player for South Africa.

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"Well, when Quinton first came to Tottenham Hotspur, I was 16 and he was like, I think 13, so that was a really strange move back then to bring an African boy in to youth level," Campbell told Soccer Laduma.

"But he was special. He did really well – fantastic attitude and some amazing goals as well.

"Quinton has been a really fantastic anchor for African football."

In response, Fortune said that Campbell was a true leader, and that it was an honour to play against the Arsenal legend.

"He was amazing, even back then. Quick, strong and could read the game very well," the former Old Trafford star explained.

"What I remember most about Sol was how calm he was on and off the pitch. He could easy (easily) have played as a midfielder.

"He was one of the players that I looked up to when I arrived at THFC. He was a true leader. I think we played against each other years later when he was at Arsenal.

"Great guy and it was an honour to have played with him in the youth team and against him years later."

To read the full exclusive interview with Campbell, check out this week's edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1041!


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