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Darren fears for England place

Posted on 6 February 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).

Sven Goran Eriksson picked the worst game possible for his first visit to White Hart Lane, certainly as far as Darren Anderton is concerned.

The Swede was at the Lane on Saturday, casting his eye over the likes of Darren, Sol Campbell and Ledley King — he didn’t witness the most entertaining of games, and Darren is fearful it may have harmed his selection chances for the friendly against Spain later this month.

"Overall it wasn’t good. Sven Goran Eriksson was watching the game and, although I wasn’t aware of it at the time, I don’t think he was particularly impressed with my performance," Darren explained on his personal website, bigfanof.com. "It was a pretty average game all round. Neither team really got going."

"It wasn’t an entertaining game, but sometimes that can happen when you are on a run where you are not scoring goals. We’ve got a little bit of a problem with confidence at the moment, but that’s natural when you’re at home and the crowd is getting restless.

"It doesn’t help when the crowd are on our backs, and if they were right behind us it would be a bonus. But with them being restless it can often be a negative thing for the players.

"Our fans certainly didn’t seem happy on Saturday but they are entitled to their opinion. It is encouraging that while we’re playing badly, at least we’re not getting beaten."