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Cup of cheer for George

Posted on 10 March 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).

George Graham has admitted FA Cup success this season would be right up there on his impressive list of footballing achievements.

And in dishing out more praise to his 'superb' players, not least the youngsters, he insisted that if he had a fully fit squad we would be up there challenging for European places in the Premiership.

George, who has won the lot as player and manager, said: "It would be up there amongst my best achievements because of the circumstances forced upon us.

"It's not been an easy season and looking at it, I still say that of we had everyone free from injury, we would still be challenging the top six with no problem.

"But we have to and football in general, not just Tottenham, has to accept that injuries are a part of the modern game and you need a big squad of players. Hopefully next season we'll put the problem right."

George said he would love to see the players walking out at Cardiff come May. "It would be great for the club if we could go another couple of steps," he said. "I have to hand it to the players. They have been superb.

"We've had to put youngsters in and the bonus is that some of them have done very well, Ledley King especially, Gary Doherty, young Simon Davies, Alton Thelwell, Anthony Gardner - all these boys have come through perhaps before they are ready.

"As I said, you can't do it without the players. They are the most important people at the club."