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It takes two

Posted on 29 January 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 insists Kazuyuki Toda's ability to use both feet is a major asset in the modern game.

The Japanese World Cup star arrived at Spurs Lodge this week after agreeing a 12-month loan from Shimizu S-Pluse at the weekend.

Describing his ability, Glenn explained: "He's got very good ability with his left and right feet, which I like in any player.

"That's a major asset and a big advantage in the modern game. There are not many players comfortable off two feet in this division and this lad is.

"He's disciplined and I can see potential there where I think we can technically bring him on as a better player.

"He keeps the ball well anyway and is more than just a defensive player. I think one of the parts of his game that will improve will be his passing and his ability maybe to get a little more freedom.

"He likes a challenge, is a very good character and I'm sure he'll do a fantastic job for this club."

However, boss Glenn warned that 'Kazu' will need time to settle in. "It's a big change in his lifestyle and football.

"He needs a little time to settle in, to get used to our culture, get used to the boys. He's only had a couple of sessions with the lads so he needs time to adjust to this style of football.

"But I've seen already that he can adjust quickly, which is pleasing, so hopefully it will be in the near future."