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Clem: It will get tougher

Posted on 20 January 2001  - 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 expects it to get tougher and tougher to defend our unbeaten home run &mdash&#59; starting with Southampton on Saturday. <P class=MsoNormal>Our record at the Lane is the best since 1977-78 and our best-ever in the Premiership. <P class=MsoNormal>But Clemence, still impressing in his new left wing-back role, warned: &ldquo&#59;Every team that comes to White Hart Lane is going to want to be the side that beats us first. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It will be harder as the season goes on if the run continues. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;The good thing is that we haven&rsquo&#59;t been beaten this year and we&rsquo&#59;re on a bit of a run. &ldquo&#59;We didn&rsquo&#59;t play well at Southampton but we are a different side at home. We don&rsquo&#59;t know the reason for that but if we can play like we have at home all season we should be able to get a result.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>The 22-year-old admits we &lsquo&#59;owe Southampton one&rsquo&#59; after Glenn Hoddle&rsquo&#59;s men beat us 2-0 at The Dell three weeks ago. <P class=MsoNormal>He said: &ldquo&#59;Hopefully we will have more possession on Saturday, make use of it and get a few goals. We do owe them one because we took a bit of a beating that night.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>Of course, away form is still the problem although Clemence takes plenty of positives from last week&rsquo&#59;s battle at Everton. <P class=MsoNormal>He added: &ldquo&#59;We came under a lot of pressure and away from home we have tended to roll over too easily but we didn&rsquo&#59;t at Everton and that was a good sign. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Hopefully we can get a result on Saturday, get a little run going and move into the right part of the table. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If we&rsquo&#59;d have dug out a few more like that this season we might have been sitting in fifth or sixth position. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;That is still our target though. There are still a lot of games to play and a lot of points to play for and we show that resilience and keep clean sheets we can always nick a goal and take the points.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal><I>By Paul Miles</I> <P class=MsoNormal> <P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>