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Hughton's platform

Posted on 18 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 feels that the team have established a platform from which to move on with some optimism for the rest of the season.

Of course, the last two results have not gone our way, but a six-match unbeaten run went before and the positive manner of performance against Arsenal gives Chris great hope for the challenges ahead.

A home game against Aston Villa is next up for the team and the first team coach knows that improved displays are required at the Lane.

"Being a solid unit is something we certainly have improved on," reflected Chris at Spurs Lodge. "At the moment we look like a side that is harder to beat - what we need to do now is go out and win games, particularly at home.

"If I look at our last two home fixtures they are games where we needed to show a bit more.

"However, I think the platform from where we go now is a good platform for us to push on."

Blackburn away follows the Villa game and then there is the home Carling Cup 4th round tie against Manchester City to look forward to - a competition in which a few of our younger players have shone.

"That is why I think there is a lot of optimism here," added Chris. "I look at players like Stephane Dalmat who has come in and young players like Blondel and Mabizela have also had an opportunity in recent games.

"There are a lot of plusses. We're still in the cup, which is a tremendous boost and, like I said, there is a platform now for us to build on. It is a very healthy platform, but we must be able to make the most of it."