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Posted on 16 October 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).

Hans Segers rates Ian Walker's goalkeeping technique as right up there with the best in the Premiership.

We'll come up against 'Walks' again on Sunday when we travel to Leicester City.

After 12 years and over 300 games, Ian left Spurs for the Foxes at the end of the 2000-01 season for first team football following the fine form of Neil Sullivan.

He performed admirably despite City's relegation in 2001-02 and maintained that form as Foxes bounced straight back - form that earned him a place back in the England squad.

Hans, coach in Ian's final years at Spurs, said: "Walks' major strength was his technique. You won't find a goalkeeper in the Premier League with a better technique than him.

"He has great hands, great with his feet as well, he's just like an outfield player.

"Good luck to him, he needed to play. The most frustrating thing was to sit on the bench - you can earn all the money in the world but if you are a player, he wanted to play and that's how it's turned out."