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David Pleat

Posted on 31 March 2004  - 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).

The biggest thing to come from the last three away games is that we can now look very clearly at the problem the inclusion of three quality strikers gives any manager.

A manager must solve that because the shape of the team is more important than individual players - you don't always pick the best ten outfield players to play in a team.

You have to pick the ones who are best in each position, or the ones who are compatable with other people. We all know with strikers it is about partnerships.

When Fredi went away and we were very worried about his absence, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe played exceedingly well together and scored goals. Strangely enough at the time, we were conceding them as well. Since that time, I have to say, we have looked much stronger defensively - which may have something to do with the pairing of Doherty and Gardner, I don't know.

I am not unhappy about the way we are working, I am unhappy that we are failing to find the net. It is a strange one for us as I always feel when looking at our side before games that there are goals in our locker.