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Glenn on Thatcher reports

Posted on 17 March 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 has laughed off reports that he hasn't spoken to Ben Thatcher for two months.

A couple of newspapers suggested that was the case after Glenn, in response to questioning about his communicative skills as a manager in Friday's press conference, told reporters 'I spoke to Ben Thatcher two months ago'.

That was turned around into Glenn not speaking at all to the defender for the last two months.

"It shows that the press is being mischievous at the moment and they want to turn things upside down," said Glenn.

"I spoke to Ben a couple of months ago now about his situation, his future, what he's got to improve on to get into the team and into the squad and they've reported that as if I haven't spoken to him for two months. It's pathetic.

"Of course we've been speaking - every day. If people want to put a spin on it and turn it upside down it's out of my control.

"Ben's attitude has been excellent. He's played for the reserves and encouraged the youngsters and that is excellent.

"He came in today against high-class opposition and did very well. He lacks a bit of fitness at the moment at this level but both him and Ledley King did very well.

"As for reports that we haven't spoken for two months, it's just not true."