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Glenn happy with work out

Posted on 26 July 2002  - 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 was happy that the team got a good work-out against third division Bournemouth in our 1-0 friendly win at the Fitness First Stadium on Thursday evening.

A Sergei Rebrov goal on 19 minutes seperated the sides at the end and Bournemouth gave a good account of themselves against Premiership opponents. Glenn pointed out that a few slight injury problems prevented him from fielding as strong a side as he would have liked.

"Yes it was tough, we were resting a few and a few are still out with little niggles so there was 14 first teamers we didn't use tonight," said the boss afterwards, pleased that a number of the team played a full game.

"We've got a game on Saturday and another one Sunday, so there is plenty of games and a lot of the players played their first 90 minutes.

"It's all about fitness really for us, it wasn't a bad game for Bournemouth, they played well. All in all, it was a typical sort of pre-season game for us."

Neil Sullivan was called into action on a number of occasions after being largely untroubled in his two halves against Stevenage and Colchester.

"That's the bonus, if you come and have a little tough game like it was. The goalkeeper has to come in and do his job and he made some decent saves.

"As a team we haven't worked anything tactically yet, we're just working on fitness levels, matches and getting people fitter so that when we go into what I call the two main friendlies against Celtic and Lazio we'll be further down the line.

"I don't think anyone stood out. I think Milenko showed class, a cut above at times. The overall picture is that they got their first 90 minutes under their belt and that's part of pre-season."