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Les on retirement rumours

Posted on 16 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).

Les Ferdinand insists he has made no decisions on his future after the coming season despite a weekend newspaper report suggesting he is set to retire.

Les is entering the final year of his contract and he repeats that his situation hasn't changed - he will assess matters at the end of the season.

"Without a shadow of a doubt," agreed Les. "I think the same thing was reiterated to one of the press boys and it seems to have been blown up a little bit out of proportion.

"All I said was, at this stage of my career, is that you take each year as it comes. Come the end of this season if I feel like I can still play then I'll play on, if I don't then that's it.

"I think that is the sensible and logical way to look at it."

Les explored his future options during the course of last season and entered the media world as a pundit on Nationwide League football. He states that it is all about trying things out while keeping his options open for when he eventually decides to hang up his boots.

"Exactly, it's a case of hopefully doing well and finishing this season and seeing how I feel. I may feel that I still want to play football, I love this game.

"I've come back now into pre-season training and I'm enjoying it every bit as much now as I did ten years ago.

"While I still feel like that then I'm still going to want to play football. If I feel I can't do that anymore, and sometimes you feel like you want to do something and your body can't do it anymore, you have to call it a day.

"Again, you just assess every year as it comes."

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