Mon, March 18th, 2019
Thursday 10.45pm - 11.45pm, ITV
Ossie Ardiles recalls the advice he was given by his friends and family when he was considering moving to Tottenham Hotspur to play football in England. He states “A lot of people said to me, No Ossie, got to any country but don’t go to England because in England they don’t really play football.’Meaning that the ball is in all the time in the air and see how they bypass the midfield and so on, But I thought, ‘We will see about that”. Of course, Ossie was right and he became one of Tottenham Hotspurs’ legends. Life wasn’t always easy for the trailblazing foreign players who changed the English game when they arrived over 40 years ago. Not everyone was happy about the ‘foreign invasion’ into the game. A far cry from today’s game where foreign players dominate the league.