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Les' Premiership promise

Posted on 5 March 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 has promised fans that FA Cup fever has not taken over. <P class=MsoNormal>Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Derby County saw us slip into the bottom half of the Premiership and left Ferdinand admitting the players were 'still looking below us'. <P class=MsoNormal>But the striker vehemently denied the notion that Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at West Ham was at the back of players' minds at Pride Park. <P class=MsoNormal>He stated: "Once you step over the white line you want to perform. We feel that we're getting dragged down deeper and deeper and we want to get as high as we possibly can. So there is no problem getting up for games. <P class=MsoNormal>"We're still looking below us. We have to make sure we don't slip into trouble and to do that we'll have to perform better than that. It's not just about finishing mid-table, we want to finish as high as we can. <P class=MsoNormal>"The attitude is not that we're mid-table, let's see out the season, not at all. We didn't go out at Derby thinking 'let's take it steady' because there is a big cup tie next week, we just didn't perform." <P class=MsoNormal>Ferdinand, whose every effort at Pride Park seemed to find a defender throwing himself in the way, agreed that we were poor in the first half and that it just wasn't our day. <P class=MsoNormal>"It was one of those games," he said. "We were disappointed with the first half, gave them some sloppy goals and it was always uphill from there. <P class=MsoNormal>"We tried everything we could in the second half but we just didn't get the breaks. The manager said afterwards that the way we finished was how we should have started but we can't dwell on that. We have to look forward." <P class=MsoNormal><I>Listen to what Les had to say by clicking <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/lf010305.ram">here </A><P class=MsoNormal><BR><BR><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>&nbsp&#59;</I>