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Goran's great expectations

Posted on 12 December 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).

Goran Bunjevcevic experienced the atmosphere of his first North London derby at Arsenal last month - he's expecting more at the Lane on Sunday.

The Yugoslav defender is determined to put things right after our disappointing and frustrating 3-0 defeat at Highbury.

Goran is available again after suspension forced him to miss last week's victory against West Brom.

Having missed last season's derby at the Lane through injury, he's desperate to feature this time around.

"The atmosphere was great at Arsenal but I expect more on Sunday," said Goran.

"When you play at Arsenal okay, it is loud, but it is 85 per cent Arsenal and only one part of the stadium is us.

"This is different. Our supporters have been great this season but for this game they will give even more.

"I also expect something from the team that can help the supporters as well, especially if we can do well in the first few minutes. That is important.

"I enjoy the big games. It's good for us to play against Arsenal and for players who didn't play in this game last season like myself and Stephen Carr."

Goran said everyone was bitterly upset with how it went at Highbury - when we went a goal down early and Simon Davies was controversially sent off after 26 minutes - but believes we can now turn it around on home soil.

He added: "Everyone was frustrated with Simon's red card and everything developed the wrong way for us.

"I think after a couple of good wins at home we have a good spirit and this game will be good for us.

"It's a derby game and you never know what will happen but I think it's a good thing we are at home and I'm positive we can get a good result."