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Keepers' Week:<br>Boy's own stuff for Robbo

Posted on 24 March 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).

Paul Robinson sits back, thinks of his England number one shirt and declares: "It means everything to me."


Our number one has been England's number one since taking over from David James for the World Cup qualifier against Poland in September.


He's now started the last five England internationals and looks set to line-up against Northern Ireland at Old Trafford on Saturday and Azerbaijan at Newcastle on Wednesday.


"It's something I've always aimed for," Robbo told us before joining up with the national squad. "To be given the job as England number one is a great honour and something I take with great pride.


"I've started the last five games so it's mine to lose as they say and hopefully I can stay there for the next 10, 15 years."


Robbo gave us a brief insight to his week ahead. "It's not a lot different from Spurs," he said. "At the end of the day you train all week preparing for a game and play.


"With England, most of the work is geared to the game, rather than the work at Spurs because we're together as a squad all season, with England there is a lot of team shape and working on pattern play and set-pieces. That's the main difference.


"Obviously, there is a lot more going on around you with press and stuff like that. The whole country is watching you. The country is full of fans from different clubs - Leeds, Liverpool, United, Newcastle whatever, but everyone's an England fan."


As for the games, Robbo added: "Northern Ireland will be up for it but we've got a very good side, a strong squad and I'd like to think we've got too much firepower for them.


"Azerbaijan is a game we should be winning but it will be difficult and we won't take it lightly."