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Matt on finish

Posted on 18 March 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).

Matthew Etherington believes that a clinical finishing touch from Liverpool was the difference between the two sides on Sunday.

Even though we scored two goals - from Mauricio Taricco and Teddy Sheringham - chances went begging, particularly in the first half when the ball zipped across the Liverpool six-yard box on a couple of occasions without a finish being applied.

Liverpool, meanwhile, seized their chances when they came along and effectively killed off the game in the space of just over 30 second half minutes after falling behind.

Our left midfielder feels that the team, however, can take heart from the performance.

"We were unlucky and it was sloppy mistakes for the goals, but it happens in football and we just got punished for it.

"We are happy enough with how we played in the first half, we thought we were the better side and should have gone in front - so we can take some positives from it.

"They finished us off and that was the difference - when we had chances we didn't do the same to them. We can take heart from the way we played.

"They are well organised - big, strong and powerful. There are not many teams that score many goals against them - it is what they base their success on."