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Glenn on Rovers

Posted on 25 August 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 had no shortage of battles with Graeme Souness in his playing days — he’s expecting nothing less now they meets as managers in the Premiership.

Souness steered Blackburn Rovers back into the big time last season and, if Wednesday’s gritty draw against champions Manchester United is anything to go by, Rovers could be a force again in the top flight — not least at Ewood Park.

Glenn was impressed by that display against United. “They put in a good performance and managed a decent result,” he said. “When you play United it is always difficult.

“We’re expecting a hard game, Graeme’s done a great job up there in getting them promotion, it’s early doors and they are trying to find their feet in the Premiership.

“They have some very good players and we know it will be tough but we’ve had a bit of rest, more than they have, so we have to use that.”

Of course, as United found out, Rovers are out make their mark in the early weeks.

So is it tougher going to the promoted teams early on? “There could be something in that,” added Glenn.

“It would have been unfortunate if we had to go to Bolton or Fulham as well early in the season, but one out of the three you’re always going to face in the first four or five games and that’s how it’s panned out.”