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First teamers involved in Tribute

Posted on 16 October 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).

John Gorman has confirmed that first team players will be involved in Thursday's night's Tottenham Tribute Match - including Teddy Sheringham partnering Jurgen Klinsmann up front again.

That deadly duo struck a fine partnership in Jurgen's first season at the club, 1994-95, when they bagged over a half-century of goals together.

Jurgen has since described Teddy as 'top of the pile' in his long list of strike partners in his illustrious career.

That is just one of the treats in store for fans with legendary figures Glenn Hoddle, David Ginola, Paul Gascoigne, Chris Waddle, Paul and Clive Allen all set to pull on the famous white shirt against DC United in the tribute match to raise funds for former players.

Assistant boss John revealed at Spurs Lodge this afternoon: "Obviously we've got to keep an eye on our very important game against Bolton on Sunday but there will be first team players involved.

"Players like Stephen Clemence, who has just come back from long-term injury, Gus Poyet, Stephen Carr, they'll be involved but we'll be careful with them and only give them a short period.

"Then we'll link them up with the first team boys like Steffen Freund, Goran, Milo, basically all the main players who are fit and available. But, again, we'll be careful.

"Teddy will play and link-up with Jurgen up front again, so I'm sure the fans will love that. That will be nice.

"So looking at it we'll have a very good side and then perhaps bring a few of the younger lads on so the fans can see them later in the game."

Although raising money is the name of the game, John is under no illusions that DC United will provide a stern test.

"I'm sure they'll take it very seriously, especially at the beginning of the game when they'll all be up for it," he pointed out.

"They have a couple of very classy players and they'll want to show what they can do. Who knows? Maybe someone will take a look at them. I'm sure a couple of the boys will have Premiership ambitions.

"Myself and Colin trained with them this week, got to know them a little, they are a good bunch and they're looking forward to it."