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Les on Ted

Posted on 12 July 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).

Les Ferdinand refuses to contemplate the prospect of forming possibly the oldest striking partnership in the west with returning hero Teddy Sheringham.

Les stepped into Teddy’s role at the Lane when Manchester United beckoned for the Spurs favourite and the two have been paired up for England on a number of occasions.

Now it is a strong possibility that the powerful frontrunners will play in tandem at some stage — but Les is not taking anything for granted.

"It would be a bit premature of me to be thinking that way," reasoned Les. "There are a lot of quality strikers here at the moment and we’re all fighting for two slots up front."

There was one occasion for England in a World Cup qualifier that Teddy teed up Les for one of his five England goals.

"Teddy played me through in Georgia," confirmed Les, who admits it might be strange teaming up with his former international strike partner at club level.

"It will be. Nowadays, you move from team to team and eventually you end up playing with people you may have played with at international level and it’ll be good.

"He’s coming here and he’s a Tottenham man so it will be good."