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Glenn's repeat prescription

Posted on 30 March 2002  - 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 felt that the players' determination not to concede at Fulham stemmed from a training ground re-cap of early season strengths.

Many of the players expressed satisfaction after the 2-0 win at Craven Cottage at the keeping of a clean sheet and several said before that it was essential after recent disappointments.

Glenn says it was more about getting back to doing what served us well before the recent barren spell.

"I think what they were trying to say was that the work we'd done all week was a lot of pressing the ball, working together, hunting together - how are we going to win the ball back?," said the boss, preparing for the trip to Middlesbrough.

"We felt that, over the last four or five weeks, we'd come away from that. We'd gone into matches about how are we going to win and really playing with the ball. We felt the balance of our game wasn't quite correct.

"I think that's where it's come from and I think the Fulham result and performance was spot on for the time of the season and for what had been happening."

Glenn adds that more of the same will be needed at the Riverside Stadium.

"We definitely looked at it and we had to work harder as a team collectively to win the ball back. We did it extremely well against Fulham and we're going to have to do the same against Middlesbrough."