Skip to main content

News

  • Kaseys penalty edge
Subscribe to newsfeed 

Kasey's penalty edge

Posted on 4 June 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 is a rare breed of goalkeeper who can claim to have got the better of Portugese playmaker Luis Figo.

It's a trump card he hopes may come to fruition if the pair meet again in USA's opener against Portugal on Wednesday.

Of course, with Figo a certain start, that's all down to USA coach Bruce Arena, who admitted last week that he still hadn't decided who will keep goal between Kasey and Blackburn's Brad Friedel.

Nevertheless, Kasey recalled: "Yes, I've had a bit of success against Figo. It was back in my first season at Rayo Vallecano when we played Barcelona and drew 1-1 - and I saved a penalty from Figo in the last minute.

"To be honest though he's a great player and we were kind of hoping that little injury problem he had would set him back a little longer! It looks like he'll be fully fit.

"Everyone in world football knows about his qualities. He's strong on both sides, can create, score - that's why Real Madrid paid all that money for him.

"But Portugal aren't jiust about Figo. They have tremendous ability and have a good record as a team. We know we have our work cut out for the first game, but, hopefully, we'll catch them on the right day."

CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE WORLD CUP NEWS FROM OUR SPECIAL ARCHIVE -TOP COVERAGE WITH A SPURS ANGLE!


Be first to receive the New Kappa kit - three days before everyone else -Click here to order!


SEASON TICKETS - DON'T MISS A KICK!Click here to apply online