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Clem: I feel ready

Posted on 31 October 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).

Stephen Clemence feels ready to step back into the Premiership arena.

The midfielder has missed the first chunk of the season after picking up an Achilles problem in the summer.

But he completed his first 90 minutes in Tuesday's reserve victory against Chelsea and wants to step back into the big time.

He said: "I was delighted to play 90 minutes, it was my first one since Leicester at the end of last season.

"I felt I played okay as well, had a couple of moments in the second half, but completed the 90 minutes and now onto the next game. Hopefully I'll even an outside chance of making the squad this weekend.

"I was pleased the manager was here to see it as well and it's now up to him."

Clem says there is a step up to the fitness required for the Premiership.

He added: "You get general fitness playing for the reserves but once you play in the Premiership, you then have to get that fitness.

"There is a difference, another step up.

"If I got put into the Premiership next weekend I'd probably get through it on adrenalin but the next couple of games would be hard. I feel I'm ready for it but it's up to the manager."