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Iversen looks ahead

Posted on 18 January 2001  - 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).

Steffen Iversen cannot help but look towards next season.<P class=MsoNormal>Our Norwegian international striker and top scorer for the last two seasons has been laid low since the middle of October with knee trouble.<P class=MsoNormal>He had minor surgery on the problem back then but painful cysts remained and he had to go back under the knife at the turn of the year.<P class=MsoNormal>Now back at Spurs Lodge, Steffen faces another six weeks of rehabilitation before he can think of returning to the Premiership.<P class=MsoNormal>A positive Steffen declared: &ldquo&#59;The knee actually feels quite good. The operation was two weeks ago and I&rsquo&#59;ve already started strengthening work so it&rsquo&#59;s going well.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I knew problems could come up because I was told before when I had a cartilage taken out. I was just unlucky, but I knew it was a possibility.<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59;</SPAN>&ldquo&#59;I had a few cysts at the back of the knee that were meant to go away when I had the cartilage taken away but they came up again and I had to get them taken out.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It was disappointing to have to go in again but it does feel a lot better.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I was told it would take two months after the surgery. It&rsquo&#59;s been two weeks now so if everything goes well then in another four to six weeks it should be all right.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It hasn&rsquo&#59;t been the best of seasons for me but I&rsquo&#59;m just looking forward to getting out there for the rest of the season.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Hopefully I&rsquo&#59;ll still feature in a few games before the end of the season, a few for Norway in the summer and be fit for next season.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I have to look forward to next season but there are a few games left and I&rsquo&#59;d like to get back before the end of the season and do well.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>