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Carr's eyes are smiling!

Posted on 13 October 2000  - 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).

Stephen Carr is trying not to get carried away with the magnificent start to Republic of Ireland&rsquo&#59;s World Cup qualifying campaign.<P class=MsoNormal>Mick McCarthy&rsquo&#59;s men have taken giant strides towards reaching Japan in 2002 with away draws against group favourites Holland and Portugal and Wednesday&rsquo&#59;s comfortable win over Estonia.<P class=MsoNormal>Our current Player of the Year played in all three of those games and although he cannot help but imagine the prospect of stepping out in the world&rsquo&#59;s greatest football tournament, he is trying to keep it very much at the back of his mind as he concentrates on Spurs again.<P class=MsoNormal>Carr said: &ldquo&#59;The finals are the ultimate but we won&rsquo&#59;t get carried away because we still have to play Holland and Portugal at home and we have to go Estonia, Andorra which are difficult games in different ways.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s nice to get five points in the bank and we now have a nice break until the next qualifying game in March.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It was very encouraging to get a draw in Portugal. I think they were better than Holland the other night so to get a point was a great result. The confidence is flying now in the squad and let&rsquo&#59;s just hope it continues.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;There is still a long way to go but it&rsquo&#59;s a great start and a great stepping stone.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><A href="">To listen to Stephen's thoughts, click here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>