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No pain no gain

Posted on 6 January 2003  - 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).

Glenn Hoddle says the defeat against Southampton must hurt for a while before attention is turned towards Everton.

The boss was asked about switching the focus of the players to a new challenge now that the FA Cup is no longer there for us and he explained that the pain must first run a little deeper.

"Not yet, it's got to hurt and the more it hurts the more we'll want to respond," said Glenn. "There is a period of time where that needs to happen, a reflection about getting knocked out.

"By the time Sunday comes around we've got to respond. We've done it in the past, we lost 3-0 at Arsenal, our rivals, then we went six matches without losing and played very well.

"We're capable of that. We will be talking to the players about that, but not until later in the week because I want it to hurt us.

"We've responded in the past and I know we will again.

"I've not seen us play as poorly as that. I can't explain where that performance came from because we pride ourselves on the way we pass the ball at this club. We were off colour and the major disappointment it that we didn't respond on the night."