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George fully committed

Posted on 4 November 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).

George Graham heaped praise on Peter Reid&rsquo&#59;s Sunderland before declaring: &ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;ve got to be as committed as them.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>After relegation in 1996-97 Reid has helped turn the Black Cats into a competitive force in the Premiership. Promoted with over a century of point in 1998-99, they finished a fine seventh last season and are now back in the top 10 after a disappointing start to this term.<P class=MsoNormal>The secret behind Sunderland&rsquo&#59;s success if pure hard work and commitment &mdash&#59; plus the goal-den boots of Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn up front and a dash of Kevin Kilbane on the wing.<P class=MsoNormal>George commented: &ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;ve got to be as committed as them. It just shows you with how much Peter Reid achieved last season. It was a tremendous achievement after just getting promotion the season before.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It just shows you what you can do with commitment, organisation and a will to win with good, committed, people.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;That can take you so far and then you polish that all up and go to the next stage by bringing in the more talented, classy players. But it&rsquo&#59;s a good base, a good platform and we&rsquo&#59;ve got to get back to that.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>George was quick to point out though that there was no question of lack of commitment from his players.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I don&rsquo&#59;t think that&rsquo&#59;s been missing,&rdquo&#59; he insisted. &ldquo&#59;The first 45 minutes the other night it was but we&rsquo&#59;ve played well in some of our away games and not deserved the results.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I will not stand by and say there is a lack of commitment here.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>To listen to George's press conference in full, <A href="">click here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>