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Glenn: I closed my eyes

Posted on 9 December 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 admitted he didn't see the incident that left us fretting about a red card for Kasey Keller in Sunday's clash against West Brom - because he closed his eyes.

Goalkeeper Kasey collided with Baggies striker Scott Dobie outside the penalty area after 65 minutes of the Premiership encounter.

We led 2-0 at the time and the majority of the crowd held it's breath - thankfully, referee Alan Wiley saw it as a yellow card offence, Kasey survived and we went on to win 3-1.

Glenn recalled: "I sensed Kasey wasn't getting there and I've got to be honest, I can't give too much of a judgement because I had my eyes shut at the time!

"It could have gone either way, put it that way.

"I don't think anyone would have blamed the referee but it was a sensible decision.

"Even if it was at the other end, you wouldn't want to see goalkeepers sent off for that.

"In the end he knew he was late and tried to get out of the way and that's why the referee probably saw it a booking rather than anything else."