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Coach's Corner

Posted on 24 February 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).

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><IMG src="/media/images/decorative/photos/cpix/hughton3.jpg" align=right border=1 DESIGNTIMEURL="/photos/cpix/hughton3.jpg">Asked to describe his emotions following the sharing of eight goals with Leicester City on Sunday, Chris Hughton understandably did not dwell on the spectacle of a televised thriller for the neutral. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The sentiments of the first team coach centred on the surrendering of two points and on the eventual relief that a full three was not lost to our Premiership tally. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">Les Ferdinand and Ben Thatcher contrived to wipe out a 3-1 interval lead before, with 14 minutes left on the clock, Marcus Bent put the visitors in sight of an unlikely victory. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">It was Jermain Defoe that saved the day two minutes from time, but elation at saving the game was not at the forefront of the emotions felt by Chris. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&ldquo&#59;I think it is anger and frustration,&rdquo&#59; he considered. &ldquo&#59;Initially because it was a game that we should have won. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&ldquo&#59;There is a touch of relief in the end because we&rsquo&#59;ve gone from looking like we might lose in the last few minutes to managing to salvage a draw. Yes it is a frustration that we are giving away the amount of sloppy goals that we are.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p> <P>&nbsp&#59;