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George: We will buy

Posted on 3 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 insists he will have no hesitation in splashing the cash for a new player &mdash&#59; despite the current uncertainty over the transfer system.<P class=MsoNormal>A host of injuries to key players has confirmed what the boss already knew &mdash&#59; that he needs, in his words, &lsquo&#59;five or six&rsquo&#59; players to strengthen the squad.<P class=MsoNormal>George said: &ldquo&#59;I cannot do anything about a spate of long-term injuries to key players but what we can do is to try and make sure we&rsquo&#59;ve got a squad strong that can handle it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If a player I see becomes available I think we&rsquo&#59;ve got to go and get them and I think we will do.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Some clubs are spending, some clubs aren&rsquo&#59;t but I&rsquo&#59;m sure if I target a certain player the club will come up with the money.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s just a matter of me targeting the right player in the right position but I will not go out and buy someone that I regret in another two weeks.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve never done that and never will. It&rsquo&#59;s very easy to go out and buy a couple of players, very easy.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Any side would miss the quality of Sol Campbell, Oyvind Leonhardsen, Steffen Iversen, Sergei Rebrov and Mauricio Taricco but George declared that he needed more quality players before this current injury crisis.<P class=MsoNormal>He added: &ldquo&#59;Even when we get the injuries back - and when we do so we&rsquo&#59;ll be a good side - we still need more quality, definitely, no hesitation.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;This has proved the point. We just don&rsquo&#59;t have the strength in depth to handle the injury situation we&rsquo&#59;ve had.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;m hearing from successful managers of successful teams about how many injuries they&rsquo&#59;ve got but we just can&rsquo&#59;t handle it.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;To listen to George's press conference in full, <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/gg001102pc.ram">click here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p>