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Ben's lament

Posted on 15 April 2002  - 12:00

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Ben Thatcher says missing out on two points through a late wonder strike is of no consolation to the boys.

He reason that we would have been happier about the collection of a single point if we had carried out the late salvage job, but says it is 'poor' when the reverse occurs.

"It's poor when it happens," said Ben. "If we'd have been one-nil and nicked it we'd have been slightly happier."

Ben reveals that the boys received something of a half-time roasting from Glenn after failing to click into gear during the first period, but feels we deserved more from the second.

"We didn't really get going in the first half. In the second - the gaffer gave us a bit of a rucking at half-time - we improved and I thought we did quite well.

"David James made one or two good saves, Teddy followed up well from a slight mistake from him. It looked like we were going to hang on.

"It's one of those things, nine times out of ten the lad will probably smash it into the crowd or just hit it over the bar and everyone will be saying unlucky.

"I feel sorry for Kasey really, he's had a great game on the plus side.

"We did okay at the back, the communication is getting better and better. Obviously we're going to miss Deano and Ledley out of that, but Doc came back and, when everyone is fit, we're going to have a lot of choice for that three."

Look out for part one of the Ben Thatcher interview in this week's edition of Spurs News Online.

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