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Toure Praises Young Guns Character

King Kolo Toure believes Arsenal`s young guns are ready to prove themselves in the Carling Cup final against all the odds.

Fans and pundits alike have doubted Arsenal would progress from round to round since they were drawn against Everton but every time Arsene`s men (and boys) have stood up to the task and come through.

'I knew we could do it when we played against Tottenham and the game went to extra time,' said Toure.

'We knew it would be really, really difficult but I saw Denilson play some great football, he was fighting for every ball and although I expected him to be tired he was really fit and doing his best. The whole team was fantastic.

'The character they showed at White Hart Lane proved they won't be intimidated on Sunday. Tottenham played a great game and we felt under pressure but we had a great response. Julio [Baptista] scored a fantastic goal and we finished the game strongly.

'As one of the senior players I didn't know if the young players would be tired or not but they weren't. They were focused and did a great job.

'They are really ready. You see them in training and they are focused. When they played Tottenham it was a tense game, very

difficult, but players like Denilson and Abou Diaby were absolutely fantastic.
'The young guys have amazed me this season. They are improving and they listen to the senior players. They have proved themselves.'

The biggest test of all awaits the likes of Denilson, Diaby and Walcott on Sunday as they go toe to toe with Chelsea`s superstars.




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 23 2007

Time: 8:28PM

Your Comments

they've shown no fear (an advantage a lot of young players have...) and seem to have a natural fighting spirit, which is a delight to see... I think we have every chance of winning this final, they have proved themselves a match for many supposed 'superiors'. Here's hoping they are underestimated again on sunday... »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
This dynasty of Wenger's certainly has staying power!
sandgroanun
Lets hope they play with a massive amount of passion tomorrow and no fear!
AB_Arsenal
The mental strength they show is remarkable for ones so young. I pray they continue that trait on sunday, it will be required!
iceman10
I think it will be tight, but maybe a goal to baptista assisted by ali
bashmvp
I am still hoping for a walcott winner... »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
Denilson can certainly dance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RiCQZkaF7M
TR7
I love Kolio T!
Goofle
okay maybe 2-1..baptista score first and walcott get the winner..all 2nd half goal..the chav score in 1st half.
bashmvp
I'd love, just love it. »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
Toure is a funny guy styll. lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yrc0sea6u8
Youngest in Charge
superb! the guy's a legend, but then we all knew that already :) »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
What kind of questions where they? Favorite Smell?........I wonder how good Henry is at PES?, i would kick his ass :P
AB_Arsenal
loved when kolo peed himself laughing at that question :) »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
 

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