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Deano's determined

Posted on 15 November 2002  - 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).

Dean Richards is determined to erase the painful memories of our last visit to Highbury.

We'd fought back from a goal down to level via Teddy Sheringham's penalty in the 81st minute of the April showdown only for a harsh spot kick to be awarded at the other end five minutes later as Dean and Thierry Henry fell to the ground together.

Lauren dribbled home the penalty and to add injury to insult, Dean twisted his knee and was out for the rest of the season.

Dean, in magnificent form of late, recalled: "I don't think we played particularly well but Teddy nicked a penalty to get us level and then they got a controversial penalty towards the end to give them the points. We were all gutted."

Dean rates the Gunners as the best counter-attacking team around and says we'll have go to Highbury 'with the right head on'.

"We'll have to concentrate all game," he added. "We can't afford to go gung-ho forward and get caught on the counter because they are probably the best counter-attacking team around.

"We'll have to be compact up and down. We'll look to push forward but at the same time, not leave too much room in behind us."