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Clem points the way

Posted on 26 March 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).

As the focus begins to turn towards Saturday&rsquo&#59;s derby at Arsenal, Stephen Clemence insists that this recent mini-break has done the lads a world of good and they are now determined to finish as high in the Premiership as possible.<P class=MsoNormal>The midfielder has enjoyed a few days off alongside the likes of Steffen Freund, Chris Perry and Les Ferdinand as a number of the squad jet off around Europe on international duty.<P class=MsoNormal>&lsquo&#59;Clem&rsquo&#59; said: &ldquo&#59;A lot of lads are away on international duty so they have no rest at all and most have two very big games. A few of us had a few days off and we&rsquo&#59;ve all used that to recharge the batteries.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;ll need to be in top form to progress in the cup and get higher in the league.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>The 22-year-old admitted that, although the main priority had to be the FA Cup semi-final against the Gunners on Sunday week (April 8), we had not lost sight of the importance of hauling ourselves up the table.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We have to try and win every game,&rdquo&#59; he declared. &ldquo&#59;Obviously the focus is on the FA Cup but we have to try and get as many points as we can as well and try to get as high up the table as we can.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I think we proved that against Coventry. The lads showed a bit of confidence that was perhaps lacking before the West Ham game.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;That win restored our confidence and all the lads wanted the ball out there and we tried to pass it around.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We now have a similar situation with Arsenal as we had when we played Charlton in the league and then the FA Cup. Those matches were totally different games. Hopefully we&rsquo&#59;ll win both this time.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>