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Hughton's incentive

Posted on 7 November 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).

Chris Hughton says the underdog status is the ideal incentive for the team secure a positive result against Arsenal on Saturday.

The first team coach suspects that not too many people will be tipping us to emerge victorious at Highbury, but feels it is the perfect occasion for the players to prove a point after the disappointment of defeat to Bolton last weekend.

"It is the type of game which you don't have to motivate players for - it is one of the games of the season that all the supporters look forward to and look for us to get something out of," reasoned Chris.

"We'd be silly not to think about the qualities that they have because everybody knows it. It is also a game where you don't need to explain too much about the opposition and the way they play.

"We're on the back of a poor performance on Saturday and, possibly, this could be the game to push us on.

"We know the bookies will not tip us to win and we go into it with the knowledge that most people won't expect us to get something out of it. That is always a nice incentive for these players to prove people wrong."