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Leo's mad dash

Posted on 29 August 2001  - 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 has embarked on a mad international dash - with the eventual intention of finally kick-starting his Premiership season.

Midfielder 'Leo' left Stevenage Borough at 10pm last night after starring in our reserve team's victory over Nottingham Forest.

He was due for a few hours sleep before jumping on a plane for Oslo early this morning, meeting up with his Norwegian team-mates, training, travelling to Poland on Thursday, hopefully playing in Saturday's World Cup qualifier before returning to Norway and a game against Wales on Wednesday.

But first of all, Leo was delighted to come through last night's reserve outing unscathed after an ankle injury ruled him out of the start of our Premiership campaign.

"I'm very pleased with how it went and my ankle is fine, that was the main thing," he said. "I lost a couple of games in pre-season and the first games in the Premiership but I've been working hard and my fitness is good.

"I now leave for Norway tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, meet up with the boys there and train before going to Poland on Thursday.

"We play on Saturday, travel back on Sunday and then play Wales on Wednesday.

"For me, I'm just pleased to be involved. I need to catch up. The main thing is to be fit and ready to play for Spurs.

"I missed being involved at the start of the season and I was very disappointed to miss out. But I've only missed three games and that is not so bad. I want to get involved now."

Click on the audio link to listen to Leo's thoughts