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Les on away-day return

Posted on 30 December 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).

Les Ferdinand says the team were unlucky to take nothing from the trip to Newcastle after a bright start against his former club.

The powerful striker got in on the action on his old stomping ground after 68 minutes and received his usual great reception from the Newcastle faithful. He feels though, that our best football was played in the opening stages of the game.

"It's disappointing, we had a few chances in the first half and I think for the first 20-25 minutes we played some excellent stuff and had them on the back foot," pondered Les.

"Unfortunately, they got the goal and put us on the back foot and it was difficult from there."

Les was out of the game for a short spell after coming on and he explained that he took a bump to the back of the head.

"I played the pass, went to run after it and someone caught me on the back of the head. It knocked me for six for a bit - I've had so many bangs on the head I think they are starting to take their toll!

Les regrets that his return to the first team fold will be stalled by his forthcoming three-match suspension.

The veteran striker was dismissed playing for the reserves against Arsenal two weeks ago and will now be unavailable for the two trips to Southampton and the home game with Everton.

"Yeah, I've got this suspension coming up, which is not good. It was silly for me to get involved in something like that, but these things happen in football and you've got to take the rough with the smooth sometimes."