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David Pleat

Posted on 23 September 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).

The last time I took over in a caretaker capacity my first game was against Coventry City, who we also face in the Carling Cup on Wednesday evening at Highfield Road. Football is full of ironies.

I have a terrific respect for Gary McAllister, who was a player I inherited at Leicester City and he did tremendously well for me.

I've got masses of time for him. Sadly I had to lose him when he went off to Leeds and revolutionised their style of play along with Gordon Strachan - who was manager against us last Saturday.

The two of them changed the image of the club and helped them win a Championship.

I haven't seen too much of Coventry so far in this campaign, I saw them last season and have a good idea of the way they play. I'm sure they'll be waiting with anticipation for us so we know we've got a task on our hand.

You don't know how a game is going to go until the ball rolls and a pattern develops. All we can do is be as prepared as we can be, hope that the ball runs for us and we do well.

We're a Premiership side and we've got to meet the standards that Tottenham have set in the past.