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Clem signs in with style

Posted on 19 February 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 was told exactly what was expected of us in the FA Cup against Stockport County just before kick-off on Saturday&nbsp&#59;- by autograph hunters. <P class=MsoNormal>He explained: "The first thing someone said to me when I arrived at the ground and started signing autographs was that we'd win comfortably. <P class=MsoNormal>"The manager said before the game that we would have to lift the crowd because every fan coming here would expect us to win about 4-0. <P class=MsoNormal>"Everyone expected us to do that because they are from a lower division, but it is the FA Cup and it doesn't work like that. <P class=MsoNormal>"But we can give ourselves a pat on the back. We gave them the respect they deserved and came through it well. We got a goal after five minutes which helped us and I thought we played a really high-tempo game. <P class=MsoNormal>"I thought we played well, played some good football and thoroughly deserved our win. We made it comfortable for ourselves by the way we started the game." <P class=MsoNormal>Clemence can give himself a pat on the back for his cavalier display at left wing-back. <P class=MsoNormal>Out of the side for the last two games, he was handed his chance again through injuries, set up the first goal and could have capped his day with a couple of goals but for the agility and bravery County goalkeeper Lee Jones. <P class=MsoNormal>Clemence, who had played 19 games on the trot before Saturday, added:&nbsp&#59;"I'm pleased to be back in the side. <P class=MsoNormal>"I probably wouldn't have been but Stephen Carr had a bit of a recurrence of his injury this week and that gave me an opportunity again. I felt fresh, felt my sharpness back and I was pleased with my own performance." <P class=MsoNormal><I>Listen to what Stephen had to say by clicking <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/sc010219.ram">here</A></I><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>