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Good company

Posted on 7 July 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).

Tom Huddlestone found himself in good company while away with England on Toulon Tournament duty.

Also making a favourable impression on the trip was fellow Spurs new boy Wayne Routledge - although recruit from Crystal Palace wasn't able to communicate the news to the one from Derby County until his switch to the Lane was confirmed.

"Wayne had a good tournament and he is looking forward to things as much as me," reflected Tom on his first day of training at Spurs Lodge.

"It got announced that he was signing for Spurs while we were away. Obviously leading up to that he couldn't say anything but once it was announced we were able to have a good chat about it.

"We've both been at clubs a long time so it is quite emotional, but we are here now at a massive club like Tottenham.

"It is a good set of lads who get on together and they have made me welcome."

With Tom agreeing to move south during the January window he has had to be patient, but Derby enjoying a strong finish to the season and ending up in the play-offs helped keep his mind focused on the job in hand.

"It has been quite a long build-up, everything was organised in January so it has taken me six months to get here and get into the action.

"I was willing to have the wait but now I am here I am just looking forward to getting going. Until now I kept coming to Tottenham out of my mind because I had a job to do at Derby. We got in the play-offs and obviously it would have been nice to leave Derby in the Premiership but it wasn't to be.

"Now I have got a new challenge in my life and I have got to look forward."