Skip to main content

News

  • Freund I was awful
Subscribe to newsfeed 

Freund: I was awful

Posted on 16 October 2000  - 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).

Steffen Freund shouldered his share of the responsibility after our disappointing defeat at Coventry City.

It was fair to say it wasn’t one of the German midfielder's better games and he was substituted in the second half.

Ever the honest professional, Freund admitted: “We didn’t play well in the first half, everyone knows that. I start with myself — I was terrible.

“Everyone knows we weren’t good enough and this is why we could change things in the second half. It was too late. If you lose 2-1 then we have to say congratulations to Coventry but we can do better.

“I start with myself, I was not good enough. It is easy to say we win and lose together but I was not happy with myself.”

Freund said he could sense the fans’ frustration — aimed in main at boss George Graham - in that first half.

“You feel the reaction from the supporters but we didn’t play well in the first half so I can’t say it is wrong,” he said. “We have to accept the reaction from the supporters and then do better.

“We have the shirt on, we are on the pitch and we have do it. It is not the manager or one player it is the team and if you do not have a good game you have to look at yourself and then next time you can do better as a team.

“Everyone wants to go on the pitch and wants to win. In the last four games the results have not been good enough and I think it is good to start with yourself, look at your mistakes and try and do better.”