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Matt's big season

Posted on 26 July 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).

Matthew Etherington hopes that this coming season is the one in which he makes the breakthrough into regular first team contention and admits it has a slight ‘make or break’ feel to it.

Matt finished the season on first team duty when he put in a sound performance against Manchester United on the final day. He now wants more of the same and is more than prepared to re-shape his game to enhance his chances.

"I think this is a big season for me," reasoned Matt. "I’m 20 in August so I want to be pushing on. I’ll have to wait and see, if I’m not involved or there and there about by September-October time then maybe I could go out on loan for a couple of months and get some experience.

"I’ll have to wait, see how it goes and see how pre-season goes."

Asked if the coming campaign has a ‘make or break’ feel to it, Matt responded: "Yes, more or less, I’ve still got three seasons left here and I’d love to see it out without a doubt, it’s a great club to be at.

"I’ll have to wait and see, last year I played a lot of reserve team football while getting sniffs in the first team here and there. It was frustrating for me, but I got my chance against United at the end of the season and I thought I did myself justice.

"That’s why I’ve got to mix my game up as well and show that I’m not just one of those out and out wingers, and show that I can play in the middle of the park, left of three or wing-back. I’ve got to vary where I can play - I can’t just be a winger, the game is moving on these days.

"There are not many wingers about, I’ve realised that, and I’ve got to mix my game up if I want to get on."