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DAVIDS: UNDERHILL IS SPECIAL

19 April 2013

Underhill is a place very close to Edgar Davids' heart - read on to find out more...

Edgar Davids has hailed Underhill as a ‘special place’ as the club prepares to take to the slope for one last time against Wycombe Wanderers. 

The head-coach also thinks he will be at the club this season and insisted their Football League status will not be a deciding factor.

Speaking on Friday to the national media, Davids revealed that despite a short time at the club Underhill was a place close to his heart. 

“I think that if you come to Underhill you know it is special. I have never seen a pitch with such a steep slope so it will definitely live long in my memory.

“When I first looked at the stadium I thought it was an optical illusion but it has it charms and we embrace it.

“I think that being here at Barnet grows on you. The idea was for me to be here two days a week and suddenly I am here every day from 10am to 7pm.”

The Bees face Wycombe a point away from safety with just two games to play and despite the emotion of the day the player’s will be fired up with only victory in mind

“I think it will be a tense atmosphere where a lot of people turn up to support their team. It will be an emotional day for the fans and everybody involved with the whole club.

“There is a lot of pressure and we could have done ourselves a favour by taking a point or a win from the game midweek because we now have to depend on others to stay in the league.

“We hope we can get the maximum six points but the only thing we can do now is hope and get the results in we can. The players will be fired up and ready to put in a good performance.”

Davids also explained that in order to succeed sometimes you need to take a step back whilst revealing The Hive playing surface will be as big as possible.

“I think it is important for Barnet to stay up especially with this accommodation. However, I also said in the beginning that sometimes in League Two you need to take two steps back to take four steps forward.

“It was too late to make any major alterations. The only thing we have done is make the pitch a little wider and a little longer.”

Regarding his future Davids admitted that anything can happen in football but he believes he will be at the club next season.

“I could be, for now definitely but you never know in football. It doesn’t depend on what happens this season it depends on a lot of other things. 

“I am very clear on my future. This is football and in football everything happens. One day it could be this, the other it could be that. You only have to look at other clubs to see things change.”

He added: “If you asked me if I was going to be here I would say I think so but is that the reality, I don’t know. 

“I have enjoyed my time at Barnet a lot. During the time I have been here I have felt more alive than I have done in a couple of years. 

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