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+Mido makes his luck

Posted on 24 August 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).

Mido was quick to agree he has enjoyed a spot or two of luck in our first two games, but insisted it was of his own making through hard work.

Against Portsmouth on the opening day, the striker entering into a penalty area challenge with Andy Griffin led to the defender poking the ball past his own goalkeeper to set us on our way to a 2-0 win at Fratton Park. Then against Middlesbrough, his weakly hit drive squirmed under the body of keeper Mark Schwarzer to secure another victory by a similar scoreline.

While Jermain Defoe is grabbing the headlines with his brilliantly executed goals, Mido is certainly not complaining about his contribution.

"It is good and I think we have done well in the two games," he reflected. "Both have been tough games and looking at Portsmouth, I don't think a lot of teams are going to win over there. Middlesbrough are a very organised team, Jermain scored a great goal and I was lucky with mine.

"I think we were the better side and deserved to win."

"I think if there are no mistakes then there won't be many goals in games. It is true I was lucky with my goal and the keeper made a mistake but, if you look at strikers who score 20 goals, two or three of them are lucky!

"Look at Drogba's goal on Sunday or van Nistelrooy's on Saturday - sometimes you need to be lucky and sometimes you will score great goals. I worked hard in the game and I see it as a present for me.

"It is a question of working. If you work you get your luck, if you don't work you never get your luck - believe me. If you are lazy and tired in some games you never get your luck and if you have a chance you miss it. If you work hard you get your luck and that is what happened for me."