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Frank on Carrick

Posted on 24 August 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).

Frank Arnesen insists the arrival of Michael Carrick has lifted the quality of the squad a little higher.

The cultured midfielder was unveiled at Spurs Lodge this morning having completed his move from West Ham.

The 23-year-old joins Sean Davis and Paul Robinson as young English talent we've snapped up this summer - with the likes of Jermain Defoe and Ledley King already at the club.

Sporting director Frank said: "We knew if we could sign a player like Michael it would be big for us.

"I must say we have good players but if Tottenham is to go a level higher we need not only very good players, but even more very good players. That was what we were looking for.

"Both Michael and Sean Davis are home-grown and know the Premiership. They are good signings for us and with Michael here we are stepping up a little and we need that to be a growing club.

"Michael is a creative player who knows the situation before he gets the ball.

"He's two footed and he has style. He's an attractive player. He's also been in London for a long time, played in the Premiership and he knows exactly what the game asks of him.

"I'm delighted because everything went so smoothly. He had a few offers from other clubs but he decided to come to us and I think it's a very good decision from him and, for sure, we're very happy with that decision."