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Leo: Reds will get there

Posted on 19 November 2000  - 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).

Oyvind Leonhardsen knows all about life in the Anfield pressure cooker.<P class=MsoNormal>The Norwegian midfielder spent two seasons at Liverpool before his &pound&#59;4m switch to White Hart Lane last August.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;My first season with Liverpool felt like a disaster &mdash&#59; we came third,&rdquo&#59; he recalled. &ldquo&#59;That says a lot about what the expectation was. I think today they would be happy with third place maybe. I couldn&rsquo&#59;t believe it, third place, it was quite good.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;The expectations will always be there at Liverpool because of the past. It is very, very high and not easy. If you do not succeed then the supporters will be on their backs but that is part of being with a big club. I am sure they will get it right.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Now, as &lsquo&#59;Pool prepare to come to the Lane on Sunday,&lsquo&#59;Leo&rsquo&#59; reckons they are on the right track to success under Gerard Houllier.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Gerard Houllier has made a huge impact because he has bought so many players,&rdquo&#59; added Leo, who will miss out because of hamstring injury. &ldquo&#59;There have been so many changes in the last two years and I think Liverpool, with him, will do very well.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;They have bought the players but not had the success yet but they will work hard to get there and I&rsquo&#59;m sure one day they will get it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s hard though. There is a lot of competition and it&rsquo&#59;s not all about buying players and thinking everything will be okay. You need time. They have bought many players so they probably need more time together.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>As for his injury, Leo added: &ldquo&#59;It is getting better every day. It is very hard to say when I will be back but I am very positive.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>To listen to Leo's thoughts, <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/ol001119.ram">click here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>