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Posted on 12 September 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 says the recruitment of Paul Konchesky on loan gives his the option of deploying natural left-sided ability.

With Christian Ziege having been absent pretty much since Boxing Day - although on target for a reserve team outing on Monday - the manager felt that he needed another 'leftie' in his squad.

After the transfer of Bobby Convey fell at the final hurdle, the opportunity of signing England under-21 international Konchesky was not one to be resisted.

"It was a late one, we'd had conversations before about possible swap-loans with other players that didn't materialise," revealed Glenn.

"We've had Christian out and I felt we needed a left footer - we tried to bring Bobby Convey in and that fell down at the last moment.

"Charlton came onto us about Chris Perry and it is a juggling act sometimes. They said Paul could come this way so we could have a look at him for a month or two, so it suited them and us."

Glenn added that he has been more than pleased with the contribution of Mauricio Taricco in the left wing-back slot and points out that Konchesky is a player that can perform in a number of roles.

"It's nice to have a left sided player in the squad for when we feel we need that natural ability on the flank. Tano is doing a great job out there and we've been looking at and working with young Dean Marney on the right and left.

"I just felt that it was a strength we needed perhaps and it adds to the squad.

"Paul has got good talent and can play at left full-back, wing back or left midfield - I've even seen him play on the left of three at the back. So he can play in a number of positions when called upon which is good for us."