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Posted on 9 September 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle was pleased to report no problems as a number of players returned from international duty on Monday.

Goran Bunjevcevic, Gary Doherty, Robbie Keane, Steffen Iversen, Jonathan Blondel, Milenko Acimovic, Simon Davies, Sergei Rebrov and Matty Etherington all hooked up with their countries last week.

Boss Glenn, now preparing for Wednesday's derby against Fulham at QPR, revealed: "The good news is that no-one has come back with anything major from international duty.

"Obviously there is a bit of fatigue from travelling, particularly Gary Doherty and Robbie Keane, but everyone else is back pretty much okay.

"But we've had a low-key day because I still feel the fatigue levels are still high where players have travelled."

Glenn admitted to a few nerves as new striker Robbie Keane travelled straight out with Gary and Ireland to Russia just hours after joining the club. He came through 90 minutes and Gary scored after coming off the bench as Ireland lost 4-2.

"That would have been a classic, if he'd have gone all the way over there and got back injured," said Glenn. "Thankfully he didn't. That's always the way in international week but it's not about one week with Robbie, it's about the next five years.

"He's back and we got him out there today but he only really did a warm down with us because he played 90 minutes and travelled. His first major training session will be tomorrow."