I have had a drink with them (Tottenham players) in the dressing room - even though you cannot tell. It's quite a nice diet and sometimes it lets them eat and drink totally out of control - and yes, that includes champagne!
On the training pitch I speak English and the players understand me perfectly.
It was a great help to have the stadium supporting the team so much. It was like a final but of course in finals you have two sets of supporters and we had the whole stadium behind us.