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Kasey's call

Posted on 24 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).

Kasey Keller says the team must not get lulled into a false sense of security by Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool have a reputation for allowing the opposition to play a bit and are seemingly content to surrender periods of possession and draw teams onto them.

Kasey points out that, while teams can draw confidence from having a healthy share of the attacking impetus, it is of no consequence if it is not reflected in the scoreline.

"It helps you a little bit but, the bottom line is, it doesn't matter if you keep the ball the whole game and they beat you 2-0 with two counters," pondered Kasey.

"We need to go there and keep it solid from our side. If we keep the ball, great, but we mustn't get drawn into a false sense of security. Playing well, passing the ball around and then, bam, they're behind you and you're 1-0 down having been right in the game. That's what we have to be careful of."

Kasey is looking forward to starting his first game at Anfield as a Spurs player and, from previous visits with Leicester, always enjoys the rousing reception the Kop affords the opposition goalkeeper - a species he feels the Liverpool supporters respect.

"They do, very much so. I don't know why it is. Over the last few years when I've been there I think they've given their own goalkeepers a lot more stick than the opposition!

"That's obviously changing, Dudek had a very good season for them last year and looks back to his best after a disappointing World Cup. He looks fantastic right now.

"They do like goalkeepers and we'll see if they like me again after the weekend."