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jol

Posted on 20 August 2005  - 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).

Everyone knows Middlesbrough, it's very difficult to break them down and score goals against them. I thought we played well in the first half-hour without the final ball but the main thing was we looked aggressive and ambitious and that's what I want. We won tackles in midfield and obviously Edgar is helping us there but I think we are improving all the time.

It's important we get a settled team because today again Teemu Tainio is on the right, Edgar comes in and it was different again.

We needed something special and he gave us something special. That is why he is always a dangerman for everyone, he's capable of scoring from any position.

Martin Jol said Edgar Davids 'played like a hero' as we toppled Middlesbrough on his Premiership debut.


The Dutch star tore into Boro's midfield from the first whistle and our aggression and closing down were key features of the 2-0 win at the Lane.


Another key feature was Jermain Defoe's stunning opening goal minutes into the second half and we sealed the win when Mark Schwarzer allowed Mido's shot under his body.


"It was Edgar's first full game for months," said Jol. "He was exactly what I had in mind. In fact, he played better than I ever could have imagined.


"You have to wait and see with that sort of thing because Edgar was injured last week but he did awfully well.


"I think we will be better both mentally and physically because of him."


The victory took us top of the table on Saturday night and we'll stay there going into this week's fixtures - a trip to Blackburn awaits us on Wednesday.


Martin added: "It's very pleasing to have six points now but we shouldn't get carried away. It's only two games but then again, some teams only have one point and we have six, so that's a very good start."

he played better than I ever could have imagined.

In the second half we dropped off and they played well. Viduka was a bit of a problem for us We needed that second goal because they had two clear-cut chances and in the end it could have been a draw.

Our league position is not that important at this stage of the season," he said. "Why should you go mad after only two games?

I spoke to Cliff Jones before the match. He said 'I'm a great grandfather this morning' and explained that his grandaughter had a daughter. He was standing there lookng like me, 50 years of age. I said to him 'I hope we can win for you today', so that was nice. Is he 70? He looks 55. I'm 49, can you imagine!