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David Pleat

Posted on 23 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).

We weren't forceful enough on the day against Manchester United, although we passed the ball alright and weren't overawed which are two massive things when you go to Old Trafford. We weren't frightened of them and we played - you half expected a backlash and it didn't really come.

In the first half I thought we had some breaks but, after half-time, they forced us back a little bit and Roy Keane influenced the game tremendously.

We didn't get enough crosses of shots in so I think we were second best. It was difficult really to force the issue and we needed a break at 1-0. The two late goals put a gloss on it from Manchester United's point of view that was undeserved.

They weren't three goals better than us, although they had the two outstanding performers on the field in Keane and Giggs.

We worked hard enough but, in one or two areas, we didn't do quite well enough.