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Nerves, but no Teddy scare

Posted on 4 September 2002  - 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).

Gary Doherty admitted the team were 'nervous wrecks' as Teddy Sheringham stepped up to take the penalty that took us to the top of the Premiership.

Michael Svensson's handball gave us the chance to topple Southampton in injury time and hit the summit.

It was noticeable that two or three defenders were looking the other way on the halfway line Teddy placed the ball on the spot

But it was never in doubt. Teddy tucked the ball away into the bottom left corner and there was no time for the Saints to hit back.

"Teddy did fantastic with that penalty," said a delighted Doc afterwards having completed his second start in a week following almost a year out.

"The pressure and expectation out there was immense to score the penalty to put us top of the league but there's not a cooler player around.

"We were all nervous wrecks although we were confident because Teddy always practices them and always buries them in training.

"We had confidence but with that pressure, you never know, but he did an excellent job."

Gary reiterated the view of his manager and team-mates that there was much more to come.

He added: "We've not really hit top gear and we've still got a few injuries but we're getting victories and we're sitting top of the league, so we're all happy about that."

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