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Just another game

Posted on 30 August 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).

Dean Richards insists he will treat Saturday's clash against Southampton as 'just another game'.

The big defender moved to Spurs from the Saints after well-documented, protracted transfer talks just under a year ago.

Deano's switch added to the little spice between the clubs following Glenn Hoddle and John Gorman's arrival at the Lane from the South Coast in April 2001.

The Saints fans certainly vented their feelings when we travelled to St Marys last season but Deano refuses to get involved in any hype.

He said: "I've still a lot of mates there and things like that but, to me, it's another game and another three points at stake. That's how I approach the game.

"I don't get caught up in the hype or anything like that, I just get on with the game. If we win I'll enjoy the result afterwards, but I do that no matter who we play.

"I've moved on now, I had two great years at Southampton and have a lot of friends down there, but it's another game for me."

After a bright start, victory against Gordon Strachan's men will take us to the top of the table on Saturday.

But Dean knows it's not quite as easy as that. "There's no easy games at this level," he said. "You go out every game and know it's going to be difficult - this is no different.

"I feel even though we've picked up results in the last two games there is still more to come from us as well.

"I don't think we've peaked yet, we played quite well on Tuesday night, but against Villa we played average and won the game. I think that's a good sign, but there is more to come from us."