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David Pleat

Posted on 20 October 2003  - 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).

WE HAD a bit of good fortune at Leicester City.

In the first half we were under pressure and didn't pressure enough ourselves. Leicester got it forward well and put us under pressure.

I don't believe we deserved anything less than a one-goal deficit at half-time with the way we played, even though it was a fortuitous goal.

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Players are funny people, losing 1-0 inspires them to attack - perhaps I'll convince them we're losing 1-0 when we kick-off!

The substitutions went well and you could say I had a lucky day. You have to be lucky as well.

I decided to go for it. It's not clever, losing 1-0 and you've got to go for the game. We went into attacking mode. I took Paul Konchesky off because players immediately think Bobby Zamora's more of an attacker and it threatens them a bit more. It's a gamble and it worked.

Stephane Dalmat's got pace and power, OJ Mabizela has pace and power, he's opening his eyes to the English game. It's a new country, a new culture.

We need that type of player because in the first half Leicester were more athletic and quicker to the ball than us and we didn't pose a threat.

I thought the two centre-halves did very well, Dean Richards and Gary Doherty. Doherty sometimes got too tight and we were having a physical battle with Dickov. He's a real irritant, but thought the centre-halves handled it all well.