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Clem's turning point

Posted on 16 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).

Stephen Clemence pinpoints our win over Arsenal a year ago as the turning point in his career. <P class=MsoNormal>The young midfielder produced the game of his life against World Cup winning duo Emmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira in the 2-1 Premiership victory at the Lane. <P class=MsoNormal>Clemence said: &ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s a great game, a big game for all the fans and for the players. We had a good result and performance last season and we&rsquo&#59;re hoping to repeat that. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Personally I felt I had a good game and it was possibly a turning point in my career. I felt I proved to myself then that I could play against the best players after being up against Petit and Vieira. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I felt I&rsquo&#59;ve moved on since last year. I&rsquo&#59;m probably up the pecking order a bit more and I do feel I&rsquo&#59;ve a chance of playing most weeks at the moment. I&rsquo&#59;m enjoying it and I want to keep it going. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;This is a different game though, a year on, but it will be just as fast, just as quick, the tackles will be flying in and we have to make sure that we are winning them and hopefully can nick a goal or two. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;re confident against anyone so we just have to get on with the job and hope that we come out on top.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>Clemence has a proud record against the Gunners &mdash&#59; he has yet to be beaten. &ldquo&#59;I think I&rsquo&#59;ve played them four times, I&rsquo&#59;ve never been beaten by them and that&rsquo&#59;s a record I want to continue,&rdquo&#59; he added. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;But they are superb. They&rsquo&#59;ve done well over the last few years and they are the only team that has really come close to Manchester United. They are a tough side to beat but so are we at home and we have to put our game to them, put them under pressure and get some goals.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>Listen to this interview by clicking <A href="">here</A> <P class=MsoNormal><I>By Paul Miles</I> <P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>