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Chris frustrated with draw

Posted on 6 December 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).

Chris Hughton reckons playing star names in the reserves works against us.<P class=MsoNormal>West Ham&rsquo&#59;s young-looking side certainly looked on a mission as they forced a 0-0 draw in the FA Premier Reserve League South at St Albans on Tuesday night.<P class=MsoNormal>That ended a run of four straight home wins and boss Chris suggested: &ldquo&#59;If we are going to play against a young side they will look at us, see Walker, Vega, Korsten and not just them, look at the likes of Doherty, Etherington, Davies, Gardner, players who have been bought, and it will give them a bigger lift looking at the team sheet than us.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;But that&rsquo&#59;s reserve football and that&rsquo&#59;s what you have to battle against and for the most part we do quite well against it.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>We just couldn&rsquo&#59;t break down a stubborn, workaholic Hammers unit despite hitting the woodwork twice and throwing&nbsp&#59;everything at the East Londonders in the final 25 minutes.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It was all a little too late,&rdquo&#59; admitted Chris. &ldquo&#59;We were all very disappointed with the first half performance.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I didn&rsquo&#59;t think we worked hard enough to keep hold of the ball. Conditions were tough, it was quite heavy, but it&rsquo&#59;s about adapting to those conditions.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We had a few chances and certainly in the last 25 minutes you thought a goal would come but it was almost the last throw of the dice when we forced the issue. If we had started like that we would have won the game.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If I look at the 90 minutes I can&rsquo&#59;t say that we didn&rsquo&#59;t deserve to win it &mdash&#59; we did. The only shame was that it was a home game and a nice opportunity to get three points.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Listen to this interview by clicking <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/ch001206.ram">here </A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p>