Cudicini: Chelsea nothing special

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has lashed out at former club Chelsea, accusing the Blues of being "nothing special"in their 1-0 defeat to arch-rivals Spurs at White Hart Lane. The Italian glove-man joined Harry Redknapp's side in January having spent a decade at Stamford Bridge, largely playing second fiddle to Petr Cech following the giant Czech's arrival in 2004. The 35-year-old experienced stopper was forced to watch from the substitutes' bench as his new side inflicted a rare defeat on their bitter London rivals, with Brazilian 'keeper Heurelho Gomes preferred between the sticks. And he revealed how unimpressed he was with his former team-mates' performance at White Hart Lane - with Luka Modric's second-half goal dividing the teams - as Guus Hiddink suffered his first defeat in charge of the Blues. "Of course I was surprised by the result," he told the Daily Star. "I didn't expect Tottenham to win the game but I was more surprised by the way Chelsea played. "It was a bit slow, without much pace. Apart from the last 20 minutes or so, where of course Chelsea put us under pressure, there was nothing really special about the performance. "They looked a bit tired." CHELSEA FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Kerry Dixon, Guus Hiddink One on One Gianfranco Zola, Nicolas Anelka Boy's A Bit Special  Michael Mancienne, Scott Sinclair Perfect XI Ruud Gullit, Marcel Desailly Celebrity fans Vidal Sassoon And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Ruud Gullit on Weekend Wonders and Chelsea on Talentspotter SPURS FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter