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Armstrong aims ahead

Posted on 14 May 2001  - 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).

Chris Armstrong has already turned his clock forward to August.<P class=MsoNormal>The injury-hit striker has a summer programme to get fit for next season after being laid low by groin problems this term.<P class=MsoNormal>The 30-year-old has managed just three starts in nine appearances and suffered breakdowns after a couple of attempted comebacks &mdash&#59; the last in February.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve come back a couple of times a little too early this season,&rdquo&#59; Chris reflected. &ldquo&#59;It has been a long, frustrating season but if I can get fit for next season I&rsquo&#59;ll look to make up for it then.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve coped okay with it. It&rsquo&#59;s always hard when you&rsquo&#59;re out for a long time.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;You have to get your head down and look towards being fit and playing again and that&rsquo&#59;s all I can do. That helps you get through it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;m looking at the start of next season now. I&rsquo&#59;ve a programme to do a lot of strengthening work throughout the summer. These things have to be done if I want to get back.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve missed a lot of training this season so I&rsquo&#59;m going to get on with that and, touch wood, I&rsquo&#59;ll be ready for the start of pre-season.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>The most frustrating aspect for Chris is not being able to show new boss Glenn Hoddle what he can do either in training or matchday.<P class=MsoNormal>But he insisted: &ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve got to get myself fit and playing before I can think about the future. I&rsquo&#59;m confident if I get fit and stay fit I can do enough to push for a place.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>