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+Martin Jol

Posted on 7 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).

I think the win over Portsmouth was a big one for us because we were a bit worried. We have had a couple of injuries and have not been at 100 per cent lately, mainly because of decisions going against us. I don't think we particularly had a bad spell and were maybe just a bit unfortunate.

It does cost you a bit of confidence as well so it was an unbelievably important game for us against Pompey.

We had two players make their debuts - Mido and Andy Reid - and I was happy Mido could play because he picked up an injury on Friday and had a late test. He gave us some power up front.

You can't ask for more than what he gave on his debut and that is what we wanted. Mido is a terrific player and he proved he will be a big asset to us.

Andy Reid started off well then had some problems with his marker and made the decision to go in-field. He set up the third goal, did well and we can see he is a terrific little player who will get used to the Premiership in the next couple of weeks.

It was a bad feeling when Portsmouth scored with their first attack of the game because we were playing well. It is all about discipline and mentality - we are a new team and have to learn.