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Iversen targets Gunners

Posted on 30 November 2000  - 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 is targeting the televised derby clash against Arsenal on Monday, December 18 for his Premiership return.<P class=MsoNormal>Our Norwegian hitman is making good progress after undergoing minor knee surgery at the start of November.<P class=MsoNormal>It would be a great boost for both boss George Graham and Iversen to be available against the Gunners &mdash&#59; it is just over a year since the striker bagged one of the goals in last season&rsquo&#59;s derby win at the Lane.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It has been very up and down from day to day but it feels fine and I think a realistic target is the Arsenal game,&rdquo&#59; he said.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;That&rsquo&#59;s a good game to come back to and I&rsquo&#59;ll need to be 100 per cent if I&rsquo&#59;m going to be in it so hopefully if the training goes how I want it to this week then next week I&rsquo&#59;ll be able train with the team.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Our top scorer in the Premiership for the last two seasons, Iversen&rsquo&#59;s frustration at failing to hit the target this term has now been matched by his frustration at this latest spell on the sidelines.<P class=MsoNormal>At least it hasn&rsquo&#59;t been as bad as Iversen first feared at the start of November, not least after knee problems wrecked his early days at Spurs.<P class=MsoNormal>He added: &ldquo&#59;It is frustrating being out but I&rsquo&#59;ve been there before and at least this time it&rsquo&#59;s not long term so it&rsquo&#59;s easier. I want to get fit as fast as I can but I know from my last injury that it takes time. You have to be patient, do the work right and then you&rsquo&#59;ll be fit.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>