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Flying Ryan salutes super Simon

Posted on 30 May 2001  - 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).

Manchester United and Wales superstar Ryan Giggs has lavished more praise on our young midfielder Simon Davies.<P class=MsoNormal>The Welsh team-mates are in Cardiff preparing for a vital World Cup qualifying match against Poland at the Millennium Stadium.<P class=MsoNormal>Simon, 21, clearly made quite an impression with Giggs when he made his debut as a substitute against Ukraine in March.<P class=MsoNormal>He built on that growing reputation with an extended run in the Premiership and Giggs was there again for arguably his best display of the season &mdash&#59; his surging runs really caught the eye in our 3-1 win against United, including Giggs, on the final day of the season.<P class=MsoNormal>Giggs was full of praise for Simon after that&nbsp&#59;performance &mdash&#59; likening him to Paul Scholes.<P class=MsoNormal>Simon is now hoping for his full Welsh debut on Saturday and Giggs is convinced the emergence of Davies and the next generation of Welsh stars including Jason Koumas, Matthew Jones, Craig Bellamy and Mark Delaney can finally take Wales to the finals of a major tournament &mdash&#59; the only thing missing in his own glittering career.<P class=MsoNormal>Giggs said: &ldquo&#59;It's good that there's some new young blood coming into the squad. Jason Koumas has finally made it and Simon Davies has grabbed his chance and impressed everybody.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We haven't got the size of squads that other countries have, so we need all the new quality players we can find.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Simon has done really well since getting into the Spurs team recently, and had a good game when he came on as substitute for us against Ukraine.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;He has great talent and there are a few others like him who can come into the Wales squad and do really well.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;My one ambition left in the game is to qualify for a major competition finals. I still believe we can do it one day, and these new youngsters coming into the squad maintain my confidence.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><I>Read and listen to what Giggs had to say about Simon after our win against United by <A href="">clicking here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></I>