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Jol up for the challenge

Posted on 27 November 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).

Martin Jol insists he thinks only positive thoughts as he seeks to steer the team towards a victory over Middlesbrough in the Barclays Premiership on Sunday.

The Head Coach was speaking at his pre-match press briefing on Friday afternoon and, after six straight defeats in the league, was asked if he was feeling any pressure. Martin instantly rejected such a notion.

"I think you have to look at it in a very positive way and I am doing that," he reasoned. "I learnt from my mother that fear can be your biggest enemy. I see that we have a good squad with an unbelieveable spirit - Thursday was one of the best sessions we've had. We worked hard, we laughed and we will do every thing to turn the corner.

"This is different for me, I came in two weeks ago. We are a big club and what we have to do is become a big, big team with good results. The only thing to do is do well - and maybe I need a couple of weeks more!" he added with a smile.

"I did the Burnley game which was good and we had a good preparation. Arsenal I still think we were a bit unlucky, we made errors and they didn't punish us - we did it ourselves. At the Villa we lost through a corner and should have easily had a draw.

"There is no pressure for me, we realise we must make the supporters happy and we will do that. I have the solutions and a reasonable vision, we've had a tough programme and I don't run away from the challenge because it is the nicest one I've ever had."