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Posted on 31 August 2004  - 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).

Michael Carrick predicts that the young players in our squad will improve and progress together over the coming seasons.

The midfield recruit from West Ham has already stated that the likes of Jermain Defoe, Paul Robinson, Ledley King and Sean Davis thriving at the club was a contributory factor in his decision to join.

Take into account fellow early twenty-somethings Robbie Keane, Simon Davies, Anthony Gardner, Erik Edman, Noe Pamarot and it is easy to see why the 23-year-old suspects good things are not too far away.

"It had to be the right move for me, I wasn't going to go anywhere I didn't feel was right," reflected Michael. "It is a very important time in my career and, once Tottenham came in for me, I knew it was the right thing to do.

"If you look at the squad, there is an awful lot of quality there. The way the lads have started is great and it shows the potential that is there.

"There are a lot of young lads who are going to improve together and progress as a squad."

Michael is undaunted by the challenge of securing a spot in our midfield, pointing out that breaking into the side amid strong competition will bring the best out of him.

"That is the best way for it to be. I've got to perform to get in the team and squad on a weekly basis and that is a big thing for me. It will keep my on my toes and bring the best out of me."

A few days down the track, Michael now wants to get cracking with what he admits was a 'stress free' transfer due to the location of the training ground.

"Joining a new club is something you never forget - it is the first time I have had a transfer. I am just excited, I want to get going now and play some games.

"Spurs Lodge is closer to my house than West Ham's training ground so, in that respect as well, it was a very easy move to make - stress free! I'll still have all my friends around and it won't take me long to settle in."