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November 15: All set for Highbury

Posted on 15 November 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).

I've always enjoyed playing Arsenal. It is a very special derby.

We haven't had a lot of success recently against them but we are closer now to the top teams and we can go there with confidence, play a good game and beat them. why not?

People have said how big this game is, especially after the results against Burnley and Sunderland.

All I will say is that every game is a big game but if you lose against Sunderland and Burnley then you know you can play better.

We have to change the result and Saturday is another chance.

At the same time don't forget how well we played against Liverpool and Chelsea.

There will be a lot of power in this game, a lot of passion, both sides and many battles, especially in midfield. That is what all London derbies are about anyway. We'll give everything and try to beat Arsenal.

If I play I will probably come up against Patrick Vieira and I have to say he is maybe the most influential midfielder in the Premiership.

He is complete. He can go forward, score goals, header, strong, very skilful on the ball and can win his battles in the midfield.

That is why it is difficult to play against him. You have to concentrate and be strong. I have to do that and I will do that. I will give 100 per cent anyway and on the day I can beat Vieira. As I said before, why not?