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No surprise

Posted on 25 February 2004  - 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).

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">Jamie Redknapp says that the early scoring spree embarked on by Jermain Defoe since joining the club is of no surprise to him.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The 21-year-old striker began his Spurs career in the 4-3 victory over Portsmouth two weeks ago and got off to the best possible start with a debut goal. He followed that up with our second in the 4-2 win over Charlton at the Valley before doubling his tally with two in the draw with Leicester at the weekend.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The only surprise to Jamie was that the recruit from West Ham was not named in the England squad for last week&rsquo&#59;s friendly international in Portugal.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&ldquo&#59;I was surprised he wasn&rsquo&#59;t in the last England squad, it was a friendly game and he is scoring goals for fun,&rdquo&#59; reflected the club captain.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&ldquo&#59;He is so sharp and I am so pleased that we signed him. If we hadn&rsquo&#59;t bought him in January it would have been very difficult to get him because virtually every other club in the Premiership would have been after him.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&ldquo&#59;He is great signing for the future and for the present. The second goal on Sunday… he just smashed it in with his left foot &mdash&#59; he is a machine, a goalscoring machine who will get more and more goals with every game he plays.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&ldquo&#59;The way we play he must be loving it and I&rsquo&#59;m sure he is.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The next aim, of course, for Jamie is to be a member of Jermain&rsquo&#59;s midfield supply line after four months out with a knee injury.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&ldquo&#59;I can&rsquo&#59;t wait, believe me, I can&rsquo&#59;t wait,&rdquo&#59; he smiled.<P>&nbsp&#59;