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Frustration for Noe

Posted on 6 April 2005  - 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).

Noe Pamarot put on a brave face but there was no hiding his disappointment after his knee injury was diagnosed as a torn cruciate ligament.

The French defender suffered the blow early in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Birmingham City City.

He now faces reconstructive surgery on his right knee and a lengthy spell on the sidelines in rehabilitation.

Naturally, he recalls his unfortunate moment at St Andrews clearly. "I was protecting the ball and felt something touch me knee, I heard a crack and it was very painful," he said.

"I couldn't walk on it. It might not have looked much at the time but I knew it was bad straight away."

Noe, 25, insists he is not panicking about the situation after suffering ligament damage in his left knee back in France.

"I had a ligament injury a long time ago in France on my other knee so I know what will happen and I know it's a long time out," he said.

"I'm not too worried and all I can do is stay focused and try to get back as soon as possible. That's my target now."

The frustration for Noe was that he'd battled his way back into the side and was fighting it out with Stephen Kelly for the right-back slot.

He added: "Everything was fine. I was working hard, playing sometimes, battling with Stephen Kelly but now this has happened.

"I really wanted to play for the rest of the season, to enjoy my football at Spurs and now it's the end of the season for me.

"Now I just have to be patient for next year. I will keep my fingers crossed and see what happens."