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Coach's Corner

Posted on 14 January 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).

Chris Hughton says the only disappointment from the trip to Leeds was not sealing the win with further goals in the second half.

Of course, Robbie Keane scored the decisive goal ten minutes after half-time, but Chris feels this could have been added to in order to put settle nerves in the latter stages - not that he is complaining with 2004 going rather well so far.

"It's actually been a very good week and these are the periods in the game that you are able to enjoy," reflected Chris, back in his office at Spurs Lodge. "Certainly with the fact that we have no midweek and game and our next match is against Liverpool.

"It was not only a good result against Leeds, but a good performance away from home - particularly in the second half. The only disappointment from the game itself was probably that we should have got a second or even third goal that would have made life a little more comfortable for us."

Another goal would have alleviated the panic of the final moments when an unnecessary corner was conceded and Leeds piled on a heavy dose of late pressure.

"It always does cause some panic, they were a side fighting to get back into the game and were throwing the ball into the box. Even though we were reasonably confident, it only takes a deflection or a bad bounce and you come away drawing a game that you shouldn't have done."