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Jamie lives his dream

Posted on 17 March 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).

Jamie Slabber described making his debut against Liverpool at the Lane as 'like a dream come true'.

Named on the bench, Jamie replaced Gary Doherty with 12 minutes remaining and contributed to our second goal scored by Teddy Sheringham.

"It was brilliant, like a dream come true with all the fans behind you shouting your name. I couldn't believe it, playing against big players like Traore and Hyypia at the back. It was fantastic."

The 18-year-old said he first had an inkling that he would be involved on Thursday.

"It was Thursday, when Glenn was talking to me about exercises for the ankles and strengthening them. Then he went on to talk about different types of movement in the penalty area - so I had an idea.

"Then I started playing up front with Teddy in training - swapping around with Doc.

"I never thought I was going to start, but you've always got to have a little feeling that you might get on.

"I got told to warm up when it was about 70 minutes and I thought 'yes, get me on there now'. I didn't do too bad and I headed it back in for the goal.

Jamie added that the reception he received from the crowd meant such a lot to him as a lifelong Spurs supporter.

"It was a good feeling inside - a great feeling.

"It was massive and it meant a lot. I'm home grown and have been a Spurs fan all my life - to hear that from the home crowd was quite moving really."