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George still gets that buzz

Posted on 11 March 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).

George Graham admits he still gets a buzz out of the FA Cup - and the feeling has been mutual around Spurs Lodge all week.

Certainly, spirits and confidence both appeared high at the training ground as the lads prepared for Sunday's huge quarter-final at West Ham.

Boss George insisted: "The boys have been great and I think the youngsters coming through have given us that lovely innocence, the thrill and the joy of working with the first team boys when we’ve a big FA Cup tie coming up. It’s a great buzz for the younger players.

"I know I got it when I was young and I still get it. I think the FA Cup is a wonderful trophy, probably the best club competition in the world.

"It would be great for the club if we could go another couple of steps. I have to hand it to the players. They have been superb.

"We’ve played youngsters arguably before they are ready, coming into system that is not my ideal style of play and has been forced upon me by injuries to full-backs. The players have adapted so full credit to them.

"I love these games, there is nothing better and that’s why we’re all in the game. To play at the highest level and that means semi-finals and finals. Important matches, that’s what it’s all about."