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Matt's delight

Posted on 21 May 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).

They&nbsp&#59;say a week is a long time&nbsp&#59;in football - and that's&nbsp&#59;a theory Matthew Etherington would certainly concur to.<P>The young winger's week kicked-off with a controversial red card for&nbsp&#59;foul and abusive language in the tunnel at half-time of our reserve match against Coventry&nbsp&#59;City last Tuesday.<P>He was then drafted into the starting line-up for our Premiership finale against Manchester United and, on Friday night, received the call from England Under-21s to join the squad for this Thursday's (May 24) friendly against Mexico and the Euro Championship qualifier in Greece on June 5.<P>Matthew explained: "It has been a strange week. Obviously the reserve game didn&rsquo&#59;t go the way I planned but then I got a call to the Under-21s and now I&rsquo&#59;ve played against United. It&rsquo&#59;s funny how it turns around.<P>"I wasn&rsquo&#59;t questioning my ability but I was doing well in the reserves and it was just a case of getting out there and doing it. It&rsquo&#59;s come later than most but I&rsquo&#59;m pleased."<P class=MsoNormal>Matty&nbsp&#59;played for England at Under-16, 18 and&nbsp&#59;20 level as he shot to stardom at Peterborough United.&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>"I got the call for Under-21s on Friday night," he revealed. "I haven&rsquo&#59;t played that many games this season so I must be doing something right. It&rsquo&#59;s good to be picked with a lot of good, young players and we&rsquo&#59;ll see how it goes.<P class=MsoNormal>"I&rsquo&#59;ve done all the England age groups and the Under-21s was the next step. I didn&rsquo&#59;t think I&rsquo&#59;d get into it until I was playing regular first team football so it&rsquo&#59;s good to be picked."<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;