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+Jol's got the passion

Posted on 22 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).

Fredi Kanoute is enjoying life working with Martin Jol and says the passion shown by the Head Coach is rubbing off on the players.

The striker suspects a more open gameplan will be employed by the Dutchman, which is good news for the frontmen - with Fredi getting off the goalscoring mark in the Premiership against Arsenal last weekend.

"I think the manager wants us to bring a little more passion into the game," considered the Mali international. "He wants us to try and push forward more, the midfield to provide cover for the defenders as well as support the strikers.

"You could see last Saturday that we had many chances and this has been a bit unusual for us so far this season.

"I am enjoying it, as I said before he is trying to bring extra passion in and is a really passionate man about football. He wants to achieve and we can feel how much he wants to achieve for this club.

"It gives us a great will to succeed and I think it is a good thing for the team."

Fredi insisted that, while it was a frustration, he was not overly concerned about his lack of Premiership goals as he feels he was still making a contribution to the team.

"I was aware of it, but I just kept playing," he added. "I've done some good things, sometimes less, but I kept my game even though sometimes you just can't score.

"I kept trying and for me the most annoying thing is when you can't find your own game. You don't feel good on the pitch, you can't find the right pass or you can't give assists to teammates - this wasn't the case.

"I knew it would come soon, I know it was a long time and I'm sure I'm going to score more now.

"It didn't affect my confidence in games because I have felt good on the pitch even though I didn't score. I always try to create for the team, but I know many people concentrate on who is scoring. I think I have helped the team, I wish I could have scored more, but sometimes it happens and I kept my confidence.

"I am still work working hard and want to do better things."