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David Pleat

Posted on 13 January 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).

David Pleat offers his considered verdict - back at the training ground - on the excellent away win over Leeds United at the weekend.

I WAS DELIGHTED with the way we played against Leeds on Saturday. I thought in the first half, where it was quite even, there was a sense of nervousness among the Leeds fans and the stadium was quiet for obvious reasons. We needed a breakthrough, although they had one or two skirmishes across our box that we got away with.

It was reported by some newspapers that Leeds had no chances, but Keller kept a sound goal and the defending was good. That gave me the thought, certainly by half-time, that if we got the break, we would get in the ascendency and we did.

We were in charge and the slight disappointment is that we didn't get another couple of goals on the counter after we scored.

Robbie's strike won the game for us and it was an excellent spot by Taricco and a clever run. It is the kind of thing Robbie does well, getting goalside of defenders and, basically, he just outwitted Duberry for the goal.