Skip to main content

Fredi's goal

Posted on 10 August 2003  - 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).

Fredi Kanoute explains that he has joined Spurs with the aim of realising a goal - and hopefully to score a few as well.

The 6ft 4" striker swapped claret and blue for the famous white shirt on Tuesday when he was introduced as a Spurs player at Spurs Lodge.

He was quite clear about his objectives at the club and his targets are very much of the collective variety and personal glory does not appear to be on his agenda.

"I want to win things as a team - I want us to be in the first part of the table," insisted the Frenchman. "We can only do this step by step.

"I know I am here to realise a goal and I hope I am going to do it."

Fredi was asked whether he felt his switch to the Lane would help him achieve his international aspirations with the world champions. He responded saying that it could, but only scoring goals would provide the passport to that particular ambition.

"I hope so, but I am here first and foremost to think about the club and my position in the club. I want to score goals here and the national team could come along with that," he added, before saying that the competition for striking places here is a challenge he relishes.

"This is good - we have four players and if we want to take on challenges you need competition in every position on the pitch.

"This is what a good team has to do. I need to deserve to play and I have to work to get a starting place. I am not a player that says I have to play whatever happens, I am going to work hard on the training ground and need to deserve my place."