Skip to main content

News

  • Dad would have wanted me here
Subscribe to newsfeed 

'Dad would have wanted me here'

Posted on 3 March 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).

Glenn Hoddle said his late father 'wouldn't have wanted it any other way' after he led the side to victory over Sunderland.

Derek Hoddle sadly passed away after a stroke on Wednesday night.

Glenn was back at the training ground on Friday and stood proudly on the touchline on Saturday as over 36,000 fans perfectly respected a minute's silence.

"My dad would have wanted me here, I know that," said an emotional Glenn afterwards.

"He was a Spurs fan through and through. He saw me play at 11 for the club.

"It was a special day for me and the club was fantastic with what it did, the minute's silence.

"I've got thank all the supporters for their numerous faxes and messages, it's taken my family aback a little.

"The minute's silence was a lovely gesture and I've got to thank the Sunderland supporters as well, they respected it 100 per cent. My mum and family thought it was a wonderful touch."