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Glenn on Tigana trail

Posted on 29 November 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 is ready to cross swords again with Jean Tigana - and the boss reckons the French legend has done 'wonderful things' at Fulham.

The midfielders met regularly during Glenn's four-year spell in the French League at Monaco when Tigana displayed his skills for both Bordeaux and Marseille.

Now they pit their wits as managers at Craven Cottage with a place in the quarter-finals of the Worthington Cup at stake.

Glenn enthused: "Jean's a proven good manager in France, come across and done wonderful things with Fulham.

"They've had money to spend but he's done that shrewdly and they are an attractive side to watch.

"They play very, very good football. That's how he wants his teams playing and it's great to see. I think they will go from strength to strength."

Glenn was in the stand when Fulham demolished Derby County in the last round and believes the Cottagers' play has perhaps deserved better in their first season in the Premiership.

He added: "They have gone away from home in games and dictated possession, dictated play but perhaps not got the results they've warranted from those performances.

"They are a good side and we will show them a lot of respect. Collins in midfield runs things for them, very experienced, Saha up front, they have a lot of pace in the side and play with a little diamond side that can cause you problems if you don't defend properly against it.

"It will a heck of a game. The club lost over there in the Worthington Cup a couple of years ago and in that respect it would be nice to go there and redress the balance."