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David Pleat

Posted on 30 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).

Away games are not an easy thing to crack but on Saturday against Southampton, from a statistical point of view, we had ten efforts on target - which is quite a lot away from home.

We dominated possession in the second period while in the first half we were never at it and I thought we were very average. They kept turning us by playing that ball beyond us and it was a tactic they used clearly to allow Phillips and Beattie to run free - and that is why they got caught offside so many times.

We held a good line at the back, there is no question about that and we just needed more controlled play when we got the ball. Redknapp gave us that after half-time, while Defoe must have had about eight chances in the whole game.

Niemi was splendid and the bottom line is we couldn't force a goal - and that is disappointing. It was a case of deja-vu with a few games, like Blackburn, Fulham and Middlesbrough, where we had lots of play and didn't get the goals.