But as she witnessed us beat City 2-1, Hope admitted it was refreshing to finally be watching a game from a spectator’s perspective.
She said: “I’ve had an invite to come to White Hart Lane for a while, so I’m glad I finally took the opportunity to come.
“It’s interesting to come and watch a men’s Premier League game. I think you can learn from watching the game at all levels.
“So I was watching the game and analysing and thinking what I would do if it was my team. I think its quite nice to be able to just watch and criticise or applaud it, because usually I’m on the touchline. So it’s a different experience but a nice one.”
Hope also took the time to reflect on the successes of 2007 in an exclusive interview with tottenhamhotspur.com.
As well as the senior team reaching their first World Cup in 12 years, the England Under-19s reached a European Championship final for the first time ever and our Under-17s earned qualification for the World Cup in New Zealand.
Hope added: “It’s great because players at all age levels are being given the experience of playing.
“The youth squads are there to give them that experience and they can take that forward if they make it into the senior environment. It’s been a tough year, but a worthwhile year when you look at everything we’ve achieved.”
The Club was delighted to host a special guest in the form of FA National Women’s Coach Hope Powell at White Hart Lane for the game against Manchester City on Sunday.Her visit comes at the end of a great year for the women’s game in this country, which culminated in our senior national team reaching the World Cup quarter-finals in China.