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+Just perfect

Posted on 12 January 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).

Michael Carrick reflects on his switch to Spurs as the 'perfect move'.

The classy midfielder took the short trip from West Ham to Tottenham in August and after a tricky initial period - including a frustrating ankle injury - he's starred in recent weeks.

Michael's performances in the holding role have caught the eye and got the press talking about him in England terms again.

Head Coach Martin Jol has also been full of praise and his displays were recognised with him being named the London Evening Standard's Player of the Month for the December.

"It's been the perfect move for me," he smiled. "I can't say a bad thing about it.

"The first couple of months were frustrating but now the way things are going and to be part of a winning team and a club going forward is fantastic."

Michael's form has contributed to a run of eight matches unbeaten in the Barclays Premiership.

We've jumped up to seventh in the table but now the big test - leaders Chelsea at the Lane on Saturday.

"It should be good," added Michael. "You always want to play against the best and this is another great test for us to see how well we can do.

"The way we're looking at it is that we want to win the game. We know it's Chelsea and maybe that's a lot to ask but it shows how far we've come in the last couple of months."