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Glenn hurt by defeat

Posted on 23 September 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).

Glenn Hoddle believed we deserved some reward for our impressive display against Liverpool and admitted: "It hurts not to win."

We certainly gave as good as we got at Anfield with long periods of possession and spells of passing right out of the top drawer.

Unfortunately we didn't quite carve out the chances our play warranted and Liverpool, who created the clearer-cut opportunities, eventually won it with a piece of Finnish magic - Jari Litmanen smashing home a 30-yarder at the start of the second half.

"I felt we deserved something out of the game, definitely," Glenn pointed out afterwards.

"For long periods I felt we dominated, for long, long periods of the first half. To come to Anfield and do that shows we're progressing.

"We've got nothing out of the game though, no points on the board and that will reflect on the table.

"There is a part of me that is happy with the performance but as the manager of a club that wants to go places and a winner myself, it hurts when you don't win."

As for Litmanen's wonder strike, Glenn added: "That shot might end up in the Kop another week, this week it's hit the post and gone in.

"When you get a strike like that it's a strike out of nothing and perhaps that was the only way they were going to beat us because I felt we were the better side."

Paul Miles at Anfield