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Glenn backs Taricco

Posted on 17 March 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).

Glenn Hoddle has backed Mauricio Taricco after Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier accused the defender of trying to get El Haadji Diouf sent off in Sunday's clash.

He also revealed that Houllier verbally attacked the Argentine full-back in the tunnel at half-time and expressed his disapproval of his opposite number's behaviour.

Houllier said afterwards: "I got a bit angry because in the first half - whether it was on purpose or not - Taricco looked as if he wanted to have him sent off, but fortunately the referee spotted it.

"I thought it was not a nice thing for a fellow footballer to do and that is why I had a word and asked them to do something at half time."

However, Glenn hit back at Houllier's accusations and said: "That is absolute rubbish and I don't know where he is coming from. We never even spoke about Diouf - so I don't know why he is accusing anyone.

"For him to attack our player in the tunnel verbally, I don't think that is on. I didn't see anything wrong and we didn't even mention him in our team meeting before, so if he thinks we tried to provoke the situation he is wrong.

"The crowd gave him some stick but I think everyone knew that was going to happen. But there is no truth in what Gerard is saying whatsoever, Tano just got on with his game, and I don't what angle he is coming from to be honest."