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Goal-den boys

Posted on 13 January 2005  - 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).

Chris Hughton believes Fredi Kanoute is playing as well as ever as he reflects on the contribution of the strikers in recent weeks.


Fredi, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane have been in sparkling form of late as we've put together a run of eight matches unbeaten in the Barclays Premiership.

Apart from the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, at least one of the trio has scored in every game of that run stretching back to November.


In fairness, the three have done the business all season - scoring 20 of our 29 league goals and another 11 of 15 in cup competition.


It was Robbie's turn to grab the headlines with his spectacular late winner against Brighton in the FA Cup last weekend.


That was the 100th club goal of his career and he's scored five goals in his last eight games.


"That is the difference," reflected Chris. "On the day the sides were quite even but that's why you invest in players like Robbie, Jermain and Fredi because you know in any given moment they can produce that bit of quality that can win the game.


"If I look at what we're striving for at the club you have to have that quality up front.


"The moment you feel that you can do with only two quality strikers will be the time that one of them gets injured.


"In recent weeks we've had Fredi out injured, Jermain with his knee and also suspended. You have to have that competition.


"It's such an important position and in a performance like Saturday which wasn't the best you are relying on that quality in front of goal to change it for you.


"We're just thankful we've got the quality we have.


"Fredi is playing as well as he's played here at the moment and it's down to their individual quality and their desire to score.


"They all want to score goals and although all three of them contribute to the side, you want them to have the hunger and desire to want to score all the time."