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Les: It's hurting us as well

Posted on 2 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).

Les Ferdinand has told disappointed Spurs fans: &ldquo&#59;This is hurting us as well.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Like the rest of his team-mates, Ferdinand wore a dejected look after we crashed out of the Worthington Cup to First Division high-flyers Birmingham City on Tuesday night.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Everyone is disappointed,&rdquo&#59; he said. &ldquo&#59;You can understand the fans&rsquo&#59; frustrations and we feel very frustrated as well. We&rsquo&#59;re very disappointed with that result.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve said it many times but I&rsquo&#59;ve been a Spurs supporter all my life and it&rsquo&#59;s extremely disappointing to be in a Spurs side and to be playing like the way we&rsquo&#59;re playing.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I can understand the fans&rsquo&#59; frustrations but we&rsquo&#59;re only going to get out of it if we all pull together.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;re all disappointed but we&rsquo&#59;ve an important game coming up on Saturday.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Sometimes losing is a bad habit to get into and it&rsquo&#59;s important that we get out of it as quickly as we can.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Players, supporters &mdash&#59; we&rsquo&#59;ve got to try and pull together and try to get out of this situation together.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It hurts us as well. We&rsquo&#59;re all in this together and all as disappointed as the supporters but we need their help to get out of it.&rdquo&#59;<IMG align=left src="../title_images/totbir4.jpg"> <P class=MsoNormal>The damage was done in the first half of the third round tie as City forged 3-0 ahead through Dele Adebola (2) and Mark Burchill.<P class=MsoNormal>We hit back in the second half via Darren Anderton&rsquo&#59;s penalty but despite constant pressure in City&rsquo&#59;s half and no end of crosses flashing across the goal, it wasn&rsquo&#59;t to be.<P class=MsoNormal>Ferdinand reflected: &ldquo&#59;We gave a few goals away. We had a few chances ourselves and maybe should have done better with the chances we had. You can&rsquo&#59;t legislate for that though.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;This has been coming. We&rsquo&#59;ve been disappointing for a few games now. Our home form has been good so far but we didn&rsquo&#59;t perform.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>To listen to Les' views, <A href="">click here</A><P class=MsoNormal><I>By Paul Miles</I><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>