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Freund's fox hunt

Posted on 3 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).

Steffen Freund believes we can add to Leicester City’s misery on Saturday.

City’s FA Cup defeat at home to giant-killing Wycombe Wanderers seems to have sparked a record run of eight-successive defeats in the Premiership.

And our crocked German midfielder reckons the time could be right for us to repeat last season’s victory at Filbert Street and make it nine losses on the bounce for ex-Spur and City boss Peter Taylor.

Steffen, on the road to recovery from knee ligament problems, insisted: "They have lost eight games in a row, lost some confidence and I think we have a chance.

"Leicester is always a very difficult place to go and play but this time they have some problems.

"They have lost key players through injury and have lost confidence. I know that because when you go on a bad run then it is difficult to get it out of your mind — we had the same problems away from home earlier this season.

"Here you can see that Leicester haven’t the biggest squad and they are struggling to overcome their injuries, a little like us. That is why the younger players have done so well for us.

"Leicester is typical of what can happen in the English Premier League.

"At the start of the season they were flying high, always in the top six and have a good chance of Europe but they lose key players, lose games, lose confidence and suddenly everything is going down. This is because the English League is so strong and any team can beat another team.

"So we will travel to Leicester with confidence, we’ve played quite well in our recent away games and hopefully we can get a result. I think have a chance to repeat last season’s win but we will have to wait and see."

Steffen, who despite progress, insists he is out for the season, says it would be a huge boost to finish in the Premiership’s top 10.

"We have two games left now and for me, if we can make it into the top 10, then that would be a positive finish," he added. "We are only a point away at the moment and I think we can achieve that."

By Paul Miles