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Only in England

Posted on 24 February 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).

Gus Poyet suspects that Fulham's September fightback from two goals down is the sort of footballing comeback that only happens in England.

Two goals to the good and sitting pretty following strikes by Dean Richards and Teddy Sheringham, Fulham rallied and goals from Inamoto, Malbranque and Legwinski in the space of 22 minutes secured an unlikely three points for the home side.

"It was quite difficult for us to take," lamented Gus. "That kind of thing only really happens in England. You think the game is going your way and you are going to win it, but the other team keeps fighting until the end.

"It was a bad time for us at that moment, but now we play at home and we said after the point at Chelsea that it would be good to win the two games at home. We've won one and now comes the second part."

Gus became quite animated when it was suggested that the team are nicely poised for strong finish to the season. Itching to get back into action after a 16-day gap, it was easy to detect the excitement and anticipation in his voice as he assessed the home straight of the campaign.

"I always say that at this time of the year. If somebody looked back at my interviews I always say it is nice to go into the last couple of months in a position where you have a chance.

"It's up to you after that - we know it is in our hands. We can do well from now until the end of the season and get into Europe.

"It's nice, it's nice - it is a good feeling. I have got a good feeling about the rest of the season."