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Happy Jacques

Posted on 16 July 2004  - 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).

Jacques Santini was upbeat after our friendly draw against FC Copenhagen in Gothenburg last night.

It was an encouraging first performance of our Swedish training camp from our senior players against the Danish champions in front of 15,000 at the Ullevi Stadium - FC Copenhagen are more advanced in their preparations and soon kick-off their domestic and Champions League campaigns.

Having conceded early, Dean Richards headed home for 1-1 before Jermain Defoe's fine individual effort - a burst of pace and cool finish - looked set to hand us victory. However, FC Copenhagen levelled via Thomas Roll Larsen's curler.

Head Coach Jacques said afterwards: "For us it was the first match against a good team and for our preparation 2-2 is a good result.

"Copenhagen are a good side and to get a draw was very positive because they are in good physical condition whereas we've only had six or seven days of training.

"In eight days I've seen many, many things for my own information and I think in another one or two weeks my vision will be clearer. We haven't had all the players together so it's been difficult to have a precise idea of the team...

"This was a special match because it was the first but we are in preparation and my satisfaction is not to have any injured players.

"We have a match now on Saturday and we hope to gather more information on the other players."

That third and final match of the training camp is against Swedish outfit Trollhatten.