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Tottenham boss Ramos delighted with slimline Huddlestone

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is delighted with his new slimline players after their 5-1 thrashing of Fulham.

Tom Huddlestone was one of the players ordered to lose pounds and he showed the results by scoring twice at White Hart Lane.

"We are happy that the team has players that have slimmed down - they are obviously a lot lighter now," said Ramos. "The team appreciates this because we needed this to happen."

Huddlestone in particular has shown progress in the fitness department.

"Tom's weight worried us a lot at the beginning but you could see that he is making a real effort to be fit enough," said Ramos. "You can see the results now.

"He was magnificent. His ball control and touch, he's had a really good performance today and he's participated a lot in the match.

"I don't know how much weight Tom has lost but we have it on record."

Ramos still allowed his players to have turkey on Christmas Day.

"Turkey is a very healthy food and is one of the things that is recommended," he said. "It's what goes with it that is different - potatoes and alcohol!"

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