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Posted on 16 May 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).

We just got caught in a trap, six, seven bad results and then the pressure builds, people say some cruel things and then the players aren't sure about this caretaker business.

I think we have some good players, good young players and they have to express themselves, play well and they'll be alright. We've brought the staff right down and we've done some good things, we've put the house in order. The wage bill has come down as well.

David Pleat has explained why Mark Yeates was kept in his 'back pocket' until the season's finale at Wolves on Saturday.

The Irish midfielder impressed at Molineux and capped a typically bright performance by setting up Robbie Keane's opener.

Jermain Defoe ensured a happy ending to the campaign with the second in the second half as we ran out 2-0 winners.

"Mark was splendid, a little Irish imp and he'll be fine," said David afterwards. "He's a good player and will keep his feet on the ground.

"He has lovely touch and control and I now know he won't be fazed.

"Some people might ask could we have put him in earlier but we had to keep him in the back pocket all season because you are always under pressure to win games.

"You have to play the players at the right time.

"The wonderful thing for me is that they have got a chance. I'm sure the fans will have enjoyed watching him play at Wolves and I hope he'll go on and play more games for the club."

David Pleat takes pride in the emergence and performance of our young players this season.

Mark Yeates, just 19, was the latest to taste Premiership action in our final match of the season at Wolves on Saturday.

The little Irish imp impressed on the right hand side of midfield, a bright display capped by setting up Robbie Keane's opening goal in the 2-0 win.

He joins Rohan Ricketts, Johnnie Jackson, Dean Marney and Stephen Kelly in enjoying first team debuts this season while goalkeeper Rob Burch was on the bench most of the season and Lee Barnard twice an unused substitute.

"It is hard to blood players and we've done well," said David. "Stephen Carr has been suspended and injured and Stephen Kelly has done in and done well.

"Rohan Ricketts has had a few games, John Jackson, Dean Marney, we took him to Old Trafford and put him in.

"I know more about these players having seen them play. We had nine British players out there against Wolves, a very young side and we have blooded more players from out youth system than any other club inthe Premiership.

"That doesn't win championships but it states a philosophy that if we add the right players to it, then it will be a very strong group that can go on."

IT WAS a splendid way to end the season at Wolves.

We've finished with two clean sheets, a fighting performance against Arsenal and it's just sad that we had those six or seven games where we couldn't get a result and that envoked a bit of criticism.

The boys have worked hard and generally speaking I'm not dissatisfied.

We've done the job. Of course we would have liked to have been higher but we've picked up a few points and we've gone back towards the middle of the table.

The club is alive and kicking and I would like to ask all the supporters to stick behind the players. The away support at Wolves was fantastic again. I think they appreciate good football, because it's Tottenham Hotspur.

I just think we've lacked a little of the physical side this season, lacked a bit of aggression and away from home that's cost us in a couple of games where we haven't been able to cope with what I call 'fierce' football.