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Jamie's wish

Posted on 26 June 2004  - 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).

Skipper Jamie Redknapp has a simple, predictable wish for next season.

"I just want to have an injury-free season, that would be nice," he announced as he spoke from Lisbon, where he's enjoyed a couple of weeks as a pundit on the European Championships.

Last season was a familiar tale for the popular midfielder. It started well enough but a knee problem grew progressively worse and forced another five-month stint on the sidelines.

But he forced his way back into the side and the season finished positively with a fine strike against Arsenal at the Lane and a run of 11 appearances.

"No-one likes being injured and I was struggling in the early part of the season, felt the knee early, had to address it and unfortunately that has meant missing a lot of games," reflected Jamie.

"Basically the knee was giving me a lot of pain, kept swelling up and there was a lot of debris in there. I had that taken away and that's helped and I felt much better.

"I thought I did okay as the season finished. I thought I came back alright then played poorly against Bolton and another game but after the Arsenal game I came back into my game a little bit. At least I'm fit, that's the main thing.

"I'm just fed up with being injured all the time and hopefully it will change next season."