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Coach's Corner

Posted on 26 September 2003  - 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).

First team coach Chris Hughton says the team produced the desired response to recent disappointments against Coventry in the Carling Cup.

We are in the hat for Saturday's 3rd round draw thanks to an excellent display and a 3-0 triumph at Highfield Road.

"It was a good performance against a side that got a good result at the weekend against Reading. We certainly went about the task well and we were looking for a response from the players - and we certainly got it."

"It's been a difficult week, I must admit, and I think the players felt it on Monday because of what happened but, come Tuesday, they were very focused on the game."

Caretaker boss David Pleat switched to a 4-4-2 formation against Coventry and Chris explained that adaption to the change was eased by the general familiarity with the traditional system.

"I think it is a system that all players have played at some stage and are used to anyway. We had two days to prepare them, but all you can hope is that it goes well on the night and people slot into positions. Fortunately for us it worked.

"It is about players and you've got to have the right players to play a particular system. There is a train of thought that if you are going to match up against the better sides it is going to be difficult unless you do something different to the way they play.

"That is a train of thought, but it is very much down to the individual coach and manager and how he sees it."