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Neil eyes Highbury high

Posted on 31 March 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).

Neil Sullivan insists no-one will be casting an eye towards next week&rsquo&#59;s FA Cup semi-final when we step out at Highbury on Saturday.<P class=MsoNormal>Goalkeeper Neil, fresh from his international exploits with Scotland, said: &ldquo&#59;You can&rsquo&#59;t afford to take any game lightly, especially against Arsenal.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Now, with new management around, you want to play in that semi-final and you will have one opportunity to impress - that&rsquo&#59;s Saturday.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Neil has mixed emotions when he speaks of his first experience of the North London cauldron &mdash&#59; he thoroughly deserved the man-of-the-match award for one of the displays of the season but left despondent after we conceded a late equaliser.<P class=MsoNormal>He recalled: &ldquo&#59;It was a great experience, brilliant and I enjoyed it. Unfortunately we missed out with a goal right at the end, which was disappointing, but it promises to be another very good game.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>The 31-year-old had similar feelings last weekend. This time it was Scotland who let a lead slip in injury time against main Group Six rivals Belgium in a key World Cup qualifying affair after leading 2-0 and seeing the visitors reduced to 10 men.<P class=MsoNormal>With a sense of disappointment still apparent, Neil said: &ldquo&#59;If you look at the game we started very well, got two goals in front and were not exactly hanging on because we still caused them a few problems but let it slip at the death.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;They stepped up a gear when they went down to 10 men but I still thought we had enough to take three points.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Neil then hardly had to break sweat in Wednesday&rsquo&#59;s 4-0 win against San Marino and he is confident Scotland will take their place in the 2002 finals.<P class=MsoNormal>He added: &ldquo&#59;I don&rsquo&#59;t mind games like San Marino! I think the lads expected to score a few more but we&rsquo&#59;ve a big double-header in September with Croatia at home and Belgium away.<P class=MsoNormal>"The lads are confident. The other sides have matches in hand which if they win, as expected, it will leave us all on level points again so we will basically be starting from scratch.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>