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Glenn's dismay

Posted on 19 April 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 admitted he was left 'scratching his head' after our performance in the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City on Friday.

City might have opened the scoring after just 10 seconds, eventually took the lead with two minutes on the clock and doubled it after 20 minutes.

Despite a revival at the start of the second half and Kazuyuki Toda's arrival in the Premiership, the damage was already done.

Glenn reflected: "Disappointment is an understatement because of the way we played out there, particularly in the first half.

"I just couldn't see where that performance was coming from. We've come off a very good performance at Leeds, might have won that game having played Birmingham here and got the three points, there has been a positive stride about us all week, in the dressing room the boys were up for it so to start how we did - they could have scored twice before they opened the scoring.

"I'm scratching my head. Too many players were off for us and it's as simple as that. I don't think we had a player anywhere near his best, everyone was off-key and when that happens you are going to get a poor team performance.

"When you get that you need to fight it more, we needed more desire.

"We were very sloppy from the first minute and that gave them heart. I just cannot believe how we got from where we were in the dressing to the way we started.

"It was a very difficult day and we've let ourselves and the fans down."