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Complacency the enemy

Posted on 6 October 2001  - 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).

Les Ferdinand has warned England against complacency as they bid for a place in next summer's World Cup Finals.

That would appear to be Sven Goran Eriksson's side's biggest enemy as they take on Greece at Old Trafford.

Victory would end any hopes of a German revival - they play Finland at the same time - and book England's place in Japan and South Korea.

Capped 17 times by England, striker Les said: "It's a big game. I spoke to someone and they said 'we should beat Greece' but I said, for some reason, no matter who England play they want to give a good showing.

"It is a big game for any nation. They all want to beat us - just look at the fight Albania put up at St James Park.

"But I think we have the quality in the team, we just have to avoid being complacent and go out and get the result.

"The boys are playing in a lovely stadium, they'll have a full house with the supporters right behind them and they'll have every incentive to go and do the business."