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+Clive happy

Posted on 21 September 2004  - 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).

Clive Allen took many positives from the performance of his young reserve side against Norwich City on Monday evening.

There were nine changes from the previous week's draw with Crystal Palace at Stevenage and Clive feels the players seized their opportunity on the night.

"Without a doubt," said the development coach. "With the nature of the reserve team this year there will be changes from game to game and there was quite a number from last week's teams.

"What is happening is that players are taking their opportunity when presented to them. I was pleased it was a younger side, the effort was excellent and some of the play was very good. I'm pleased we kept a clean sheet as well.

"There were lots of good points. Also things you want them to improve on and we've talked about that collectively and individually - we've come out with a good result."

Clive reasoned last week that Lee Barnard's opening goal of the season against Palace would provide a springboard to further strikes and the young forward proved him right with his first half goal. The coach was also pleased with Edson's Silva's first goal for the club.

"It is like with all goalscorers, once you get the scent and taste for goals it is a great feeling. Even if you don't play well you always feel capable of scoring.

"I thought he took his goal excellently, both goals were well taken in terms of almost passing the ball into the back of the net. You don't have to smash it, we've talked about and worked on it so I was pleased that both the front two got on the scoresheet."