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Going Dutch

Posted on 4 August 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).

Hans Segers says we'll come up against a club based on the team ethic, rather than individual stars, when we face Dutch giants Feynoord on Sunday.

In our toughest test to date of the summer, we travel to the De Kuip Stadium, home of the UEFA Cup holders and the third placed team in the Dutch League last season.

Certainly the Rotterdam-based outfit impressed on their way to UEFA Cup glory last term with victories over Rangers and Inter Milan before topling Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the final.

Hans, who kicked off his career at PSV, said: "I don't really have to say too much about Feyenoord - they won the UEFA Cup last season, so you know the quality we are up against.

"It is a side with not many individual superstars but as a team they are grinders and if you look at how they grinded results out over that UEFA competition it's amazing, especially the final.

"As a team they are very strong, everyone is behind them and the crowd they have there is very lively. I'm really looking forward to it.

"If you watch the Dutch national team play they have very fanatical supporters and it's the same here.

"All the top Dutch sides would be a test for anyone. They are all good footballing sides and this will be a test for how our squad can compete with one of the better clubs in Europe."