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Mabizela making his mark

Posted on 8 August 2003  - 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).

Chris Hughton knows a good defender when he sees one - he's been impressed with what he's seen so far of Mbulelo Mabizela.

Our first team coach made almost 400 appearances in 15 years at the club and accumulated 53 Irish caps in his successful playing career.

So the South African skipper can take heart from Chris' words after his first few days at Spurs and his debut in Tuesday's friendly at Luton Town.

"I thought he did very well," reflected Chris. "At times his defensive positioning was very good, he was certainly able to get tight and considering he's only been with us for a few days for training and in a new environment, I thought he did very well.

"He's certainly a defender. When you look at players in a defensive area you know the type of players who want to play or be more offensive than defensive.

"This is a lad who certainly wants to defend and he showed that against Luton."