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David Pleat

Posted on 15 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).

The game against Newcastle went for us in the end where others haven't. We opened the game up in the last 20 minutes, having tried to keep it very tight until then.

We changed the system and, although it was not a brave thing to do, it doesn't always just click into place when you change the shape of the team. It is the first time since I've been in charge that we have done that and it is something we'll have to look at in great depth.

The boys responded fantastically, we changed the shape with a quarter of the game to go and had our normal 4-4-2 when we took Fredi off and we looked dangerous.

I have to say, I think we deserved the result. Why? Because we defended well when we had to - and that was between the 25th and 75th minute. We had a good spell at the end and played some good football at the beginning.

I enjoyed the game and thought it was very, very competitive.