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Posted on 30 July 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).

Glenn Hoddle said it felt a little like home from home as we toppled Kaizer Chiefs in Cape Town on Tuesday night.

A much-improved, zippier playing surface was welcomed at the Newlands Stadium after a poor surface in Durban on Saturday as goals from Robbie Keane and Matthew Etherington saw us home 2-0.

"It was a far better surface for us to play on," reflected Glenn. "Newlands is a great arena for football.

"The fans are close to the pitch, it was a great atmosphere and being a night game there was a nice greasy surface, a bit of an English surface, so we felt quite at home.

"Once I saw the pitch in Durban I knew it would be difficult task for us to get a result against Pirates.

"But people in South Africa were looking for results, we're looking for a good run out. Both teams did well against us and you don't get an easy game in world football any more.

"Pre-season is always about getting through matches, trying to bed down tactical things, looking at youngsters, gelling new players.

"We've done all that because we've had a few lads injured so we've tried a few experiments and to a certain degree it's gone well.

"Results are not important but it's always nice for a manager to come through pre-season with as many clean sheets as possible and we got one against the Chiefs. It was a good performance and good win."