Portsmouth's Diop: I've never had so much fun in football

Papa Bouba Diop says he's never enjoyed his football as much he is this season at Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth.

The Senegal midfielder told The News: "I have never enjoyed my football more. Much of that is because of our manager, Harry Redknapp.

"With Tony Adams, he makes training a very enjoyable experience. He has a good rapport with the players."

Diop enjoys Redknapp's more informal approach with the players and the 29-year-old claims that it has played a part in the team's impressive recent results.

He said: "Some managers like to keep their distance, but he is always joining in with the players' conversations. That builds up a great team spirit and makes us want to succeed for the manager as much as ourselves."

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