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Hod's notes

Posted on 15 September 2003  - 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).

I'VE GOT to say there were plenty of positives as well as the negatives at Chelsea.

Fredi Kanoute's performance was very strong and when he's in that form and in that mood he's very difficult to play against.

I also thought Bobby Zamora did well. In a way it would have been nice for him to score instead of Fredi. He's a good young player and he's doing fine. He'll acclimatise and he'll get confidence when he scores that first goal.

Unfortunately though, the fact is we went to a club full of world-class players and made it too easy for them.

Chelsea have an array of talent, two teams. That's the strength they've got. If you are playing against that talent you can't afford to defend how we defended and expect to get a result.

We made individual errors, wrong decisions and let them get behind us too easily.

We gave a stupid fourth goal away but at 3-2 you never know, we might have got a draw out of it. Unless we improve that it won't matter how much good football we play, something we certainly did in the first 35 minutes, because we will always be on the back foot.

I said to the players we have to show the resilience we showed against Leeds at home when we went 1-0 down. We turned that game around. This time, the key moment came when we lost that first goal. That's when we had to react better. We've spoken about it, a constructive talk and we'll talk about it more this week.