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Hoddle boost

Posted on 16 September 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).

Glenn Hoddle feels that the victory over West Ham was a psychological boost for the team after the setback against Fulham on Wednesday.

The 3-2 win sees the team go second in the Premiership as opposed to remaining in the chasing clutch of teams slightly off the early pace.

"The three points were immense for us because it was a key game," said Glenn afterwards. "If we'd have lost or drawn we would have perhaps been just in the pack."

The boss reasons that if significant points can be gathered now, while a host of players are unavailable to him, it bodes well for when the games pile up later in the season.

"Now we've pushed ourselves back up there to second. It still doesn't mean much at this stage, but it is a good sign with all the players we have out.

"If we can get them back and maintain a decent position, who knows what the season can bring?

"We've got cup football around the corner with the Worthington Cup and we'll need the squad to be bolstered.

"It was important to win here, important that we got back to winning ways. It is also vital that we keep winning here, it is always good for your fans and gives you a strength to take away from home as well."

Meanwhile, Glenn added that Les Ferdinand did not feature due to a bruised foot and a back injury.

"Les has had a nasty bruised foot since Wednesday and a bit of a back problem - that was the reason he wasn't involved at all."

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