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Glenn's sickener

Posted on 25 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 admitted it was a 'sickener' to lose with the last kick of the game against Bolton on Monday night.

Jay Jay Okocha's penalty in the final seconds after Gary Doherty's foul on Youri Djorkaeff bagged maximum points for Sam Allardyce's men.

Kasey Keller produced a string of fine saves as the home side dominated the second half and as Glenn suggested afterwards, our impressive first half showing felt like a long way away once Okocha planted his spot kick into the corner - there wasn't even time to restart.

Glenn reflected: "I thought we were the better side in the first half and I can't remember Kasey having to make a save.

"They found it hard to get behind us, we looked threatening and had enough possession, passed it okay and I was pleased - I felt we could go up a gear in the second half and go on to win the game.

"But Bolton went a bit more direct in the second half, took a risk in leaving three up at times, stopped our full-backs getting forward and as a result we got too stretched out and didn't pass the ball anywhere near like we did in the first half.

"In the end it looked as if it was going to end in a draw and that would have been a fair result over the 90 minutes."

Glenn had no complaints about the penalty award, adding: "From where I was sitting it was a penalty and that was a sickener for us so late in the game."