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Gardner: No time to dwell

Posted on 31 January 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).

Anthony Gardner feels that it is a good thing to be straight back in action against Chelsea after the disappointment of defeat to Newcastle.

The tall defender, who made his first senior start since early November against the Magpies, revealed that the focus at the training ground has been very much on Chelsea and not reflecting on Wednesday's last-gasp heartbreak.

"I suppose if we didn't have a game for another week we would be talking a lot about the Newcastle game," pondered Anthony, who added that he came through the game with no injury concerns. "It is probably best to have another game straight away and just concentrate on that.

"It doesn't get any easier and Chelsea are doing well at the moment. They got a decent result against Leeds and will be on a high - hopefully we can bring them back down."

Anthony is normally the player questioned on how to deal with the problems posed by tall strikers like Peter Crouch, but how does the leggy defender feel about negating the threat of the diminutive Gianfranco Zola?

"It's difficult, you've got to be aware of his movement. He's very sharp, he's not really going to come and battle against you so you've got to keep an eye on him.

"He's very clever at bringing people into the game. When he's got the ball and you're not marking him you've got to be aware of where your man is because he's very good at finding them in behind you.

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