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Jurgen back at Spurs Lodge

Posted on 17 October 2002  - 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).

Jurgen Klinsmann was the star attraction at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday when he took part in training ahead of tonight's tribute match against DC United at the Lane.

Press and camera crews flocked to Chigwell to see the German superstar on his return to the club and Jurgen could not suppress his delight at being back.

"It feels really nice," he beamed. "I am certainly enjoying the opportunity to come back, even if it is just for two days, to see old faces and old friends.

"To get the chance to train with the lads is a special feeling and it brings a lot of memories back. You become a little bit nostalgic but I think that is normal. It is a pleasure being back here and I enjoy it."

The striker called time on his career in 1998 and insists it was the right decision for his family and to see his children - Jonathan and Leila - growing up.

"A lot of people said I should have carried on playing a bit longer, but it was simply a decision for my family that I stopped after World Cup 98 and my second spell at Spurs.

"It was the right decision because I had to change to see my little boy growing up - he is now five and we have a little girl who is one.

"If you play football at the highest level with the national team as well then you don't see much of your family. The last year of my career was my son's first year and I barely saw him.

"I had a wonderful time and wonderful experiences in different places, but I thought it was the right time to stop.

"I see the big games at the weekend in the US and, for sure, it tickles you somehow. But when I see my little boy running around I know it was the right decision."

THE TOTTENHAM TRUST TRIBUTE MATCH featuring GINOLA, KLINSMANN, HODDLE, WADDLE, GASCOIGNE, PAUL AND CLIVE ALLEN...
Spurs v DC United (H)
Thursday October 17
Kick Off 7.45pm

Tickets will remain on sale to personal callers to the Park Lane Ticket Office until half-time.

Tickets are not now available via telephone or internet.

Children and OAPs just £5 - anywhere in the stadium. Adults £15 or £20.