I cannot believe how quickly my boys have turned things round, beams Spurs boss

Last updated at 09:19 23 January 2008

Juande Ramos admitted his surprise at the rate of Tottenham's development

following last night's emphatic Carling Cup semi-final win that left Arsenal's

players appearing to turn on each other.

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Spurs ended their miserable run against their rivals in style, the 5-1 victory

at White Hart Lane sending them to Wembley next month to face Chelsea or


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ramos celebrates

After more than eight years without defeat to Spurs, Arsenal's players lost

their cool towards the end of the clash, with pictures suggesting Emmanuel

Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner confronted each other.

Having such an effect on Arsenal seemed remote when Ramos took over from Martin

Jol as manager at the end of October, when the club were struggling at the wrong

end of the Barclays Premier League.

"Yes, it's been a big change," said Ramos. "But without the collaboration of

the footballers themselves, this would have been impossible. The huge effort the

players have made to come out of a bad situation means we have been improving.

"We're involved in everything at the moment. I want to publicly recognise that

they are the architects of this change."

Ramos has played his part, though, with his changes behind the scenes.

The result has been extending his remarkable record in knockout competitions;

he has not lost a cup tie in two years.

"Really I'd want to win everything, whether it's a cup competition or the

Premier League or the UEFA Cup," the Spaniard added. "Sometimes you don't get

the luck. But, really, I don't know why I'm particularly good at knock-out