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Colin 2

Posted on 31 July 2002  - 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).

Confidence wise it's a funny situation. Obviously six or seven in there have had great experience and that's what happens when you move into the professional ranks. You get to train with Teddy Sheringham, Christian Ziege, Gus Poyet, Darren Anderton, all the good players at the club, you see the tempo they train at and the way they go about things. Once they are in the situation when they get to play with them in front of a public, it suddenly becomes more serious. It's how they handle that. In a football sense we all hope they do okay because our judgement is backed up and we've given them contracts. What we don't know is how they handle the situation and so far they've handled it pretty well. Then they come back to me and play in a game like this and the question is are they still on cloud nine because they've been with the first team and is it a downer coming back and playing for the reserves because this is their bread and butter, this is how they will be judged this season. They've had a nice experience in three or four games but overall, this is where they'll been judged. Their application has got to be the same game after game, every time they step over the white line. I'm very pleased with what they did tonight but how will they get on next game, that's the question.They have to take on all that knowledge and information, it's all part and parcel of growing up and maturing in the game.