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+Martin Jol

Posted on 14 February 2005  - 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).

WE WANTED to surprise West Brom by starting with three attacking players but they didn't adapt to it. We thought they would put a midfielder on Robbie Keane but they didn't, so they had a spare midfielder on the left and that was a bit of a problem.

Kanoute should have played a little higher up as well and, when they had the ball, we didn't force them to the other side enough. We needed to make changes and Robbie Keane was the victim of that at half-time. It was harsh for him to go off because he scored a penalty but sometimes you have to make decisions like that.

I think it paid off though because in the second half we played like we have played lately at home. We scored a couple of goals and I was pleased. It was totally different halves.

West Brom played well in the first half because they have a good passing game, Bryan Robson wants to play football and they have good players as well. But I think in the second half we were the better side and they didn't have too many chances. In fact, the only disappointment was we didn't score the fourth or fifth to kill them off.

I was pleased though because after playing a first half like that we managed to turn it around. I was very pleased with the free-kick because we tried it in training and it came off, that is always nice to see. It was a terrific shot as well but he's a terrific finisher.