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Bobby's delight

Posted on 31 January 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).

Newcastle boss Bobby Robson was delighted with his side's second half showing that proved to be the undoing of Spurs.

He admitted that we were the better side in the first half, but pointed to a tough Cup tie on a heavy pitch at Peterborough as proof of his team's character in coming back to win.

"I think it was a Jimmy Greaves match, wasn't it? A game of two halves," reflected Robson.

"They were the better side in the first, shaded it. Then perhaps we more than shaded it in the second.

"Really we gave quite a monumental performance in the second half - having played on a bog of a pitch on Sunday at Peterborough. We slogged away, had to travel and then travel down here, so our industry was outstanding and helped put ourselves in a winning position.

"I thought we were magnificent with our enthusiasm and enjoyment. Once we got to 1-1 there was only going to be one winner basically.

"We played very well, Shearer and Bellamy both got a goal, both deserved it I think as they worked hard for us and chased a lot of lost causes in the first half. They still had the energy to perform very well in the second.

"Considering the main segment of our midfield was wiped out - Speed, Lee and Dyer - before the match. They would have played and we had to put out a different midfield that did very well."