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Lars: Good to be back

Posted on 31 July 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).

Lars Hirschfeld is delighted to be back for a second trial spell at the club and, due to seasonal differences, is pretty much at the top of his game.

The Canadian keeper headed back to Calgary Storm at the end of the season and was straight back into action as his domestic campaign had already began.

So instead of taking a breather, Lars continued where he left off and was back in the Calgary team for a run of games before returning to Spurs for our pre-season.

"It's definitely good to be back," he smiled. "It's been a little bit of a long summer for me as I've had to play throughout - but it's good.

"I went back and their season had started already and basically I had to pick up from there. They were in full swing and had played a couple of games when I got back.

"I played 12 or 13 games, something like that."

Tip-top condition then?

"I think so. I'm doing okay, I've got some knocks and bruises that come with the season but I'm alright."

Lars now faces the challenge of impressing the coaching staff enough to extend his stay at the club.

"Pretty much, basically they want me for the pre-season games, have another look and see where it goes from there.

"We'll see what happens I guess."

Hans Segers travelled to watch Lars play during the summer when Canada enjoyed a fine win over Switzerland. His place as Canada's No.1 keeper now appears strengthened by the retirement of Craig Forrest.

"It was a good game. We had a lot new faces and a few young guys out. The result, 3-1 against Switzerland was not too bad for us.

"I don't think they're as strong as they used to be, but they are alright and it was a good result."