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Posted on 18 April 2003  - 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 is convinced Kevin Keegan's attacking style won't change this afternoon - whatever playing system he uses.

City boss Keegan switched from a 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2 last weekend after his side slumped to a run of one win in seven in the Premiership. The result was only their second 0-0 draw this season against Middlesbrough.

The recent run has dampened slightly what has been a fine return to the top flight and it wasn't too long ago that tipsters were suggesting that City's new stadium might just be hosting European football next season.

That won't be the case now but City are clear of relegation fears and can build for next season.

Glenn pondered: "I think the main thing for City was to stay in the Premiership, that was the first port of call for them.

"Kevin has been very shrewd in the market, bought some very exciting players and always wants play in an exciting way and I don't think that will change.

"However, they changed their shape for the first time last week.

"They've played three at the back all season but they changed to a back four and a diamond shape.

"Whether they felt that chained them down a little and they'll change back, I don't know.

"But whatever system or individuals he plays, Kevin always looks to attack and play good football. I think it will be a good football match."