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Kasey's warning

Posted on 12 January 2004  - 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 insists that, with the way the Premiership is panning out, the team must avoid a bad run in the remainder of the season.

Three straight wins in 2004 - with two coming in the Premiership - will ensure the team prepare in a confident mood for the visit of 5th placed Liverpool to the Lane on Saturday following the securing of a League double over Leeds United at the weekend.

The Leeds win, coupled with the victory over Birmingham last Wednesday, elevated us from 18th to 13th in the table and helped banish some of the concerns that came with four defeats in December.

"It is amazing the away the league is set up right now," commented Kasey after the Elland Road encounter. "A couple of wins and it's a whole different ball game, a couple of losses and you're back in it.

"What we have to do is concentrate on is not going on a bad run for the rest of the season. If we can get a good points average from games, with good home form, we will see this season off fine.

"The way it is now you are always looking over your shoulder, Aston Villa lost, have 27 points and they were in 6th place at the beginning of the week. It's a bit tricky."

Tricky, Kasey agreed, due to the fact that hardly any team outside of the top three have managed to string a sustained run of positive results together.

"That's what it is, the key is not to go on a bad run - if you lose a game you must tie a game or win the next one. If you can do that you will find yourself in a decent position - or find yourself in that final Euro spot the way things are going this year.

"Obviously we are going to miss Fredi for a few weeks, but Robbie has stepped up and is scoring goals and everybody is fighting for each other.

"Simon has been tremendous since coming back, Doc in the last two games has been outstanding and, if we can keep this sort of attitude in defending for one another and chasing and tackling, we will do well. I'm really proud of everybody.

"We need to be consistent now. We can lose a game - but just don't lose three or four."