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Hoddle disappointed

Posted on 21 January 2001  - 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 criticised his Southampton strikers for not taking the chances that would have made him a winner on his latest return to White Hart Lane and ended our unbeaten home run in the Premiership.<P class=MsoNormal>James Beattie, Hassan Kachloul and Kevin Davies all spurned glorious opportunities in the first half and gave goalkeeper Ian Walker the opportunity to keep our third clean sheet in a row in a scrappy, goalless encounter.<P class=MsoNormal>Hoddle said: &ldquo&#59;We should have been at least 3-0 up by half-time but until we learn to put the ball in the net we will continue to be a team bobbing around in the mid-table positions.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;This was the best we've played with the ball, home or away, all season but we'll never achieve what we should until we can finish our chances.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I was delighted with the performance and it was certainly a lot better than here last season, when we lost 7-2, but I'm not happy with the result.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We should have had a win wrapped up even before Spurs got started.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Hoddle also felt Saints should have had a first-half penalty when Beattie, with 10 goals in his previous 13 games, went down in the box under challenge from Stephen Clemence.<P class=MsoNormal>He said: &ldquo&#59;I believe that you make your own luck but when it comes to decisions you are in the referee's hands and I thought he had a good view of the incident.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>