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Opportunity knocks

Posted on 16 January 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).

Chris Hughton says that Helder Postiga or Bobby Zamora must seize the opportunity presented by Fredi Kanoute's departure for the African Nations tournament.

Opportunity knocks for one of the talented strikers to grasp the nettle and make light of the absence of our leading goalscorer - possibly beginning with the visit of Liverpool should Fredi fail to secure a temporary release from Mali duty.

"Yes, and that is what we have always stressed," agreed the first team coach. "If Fredi doesn't make it back for the game it is an opportunity for someone else.

"The reason why we made the investment in strikers at the end of last season is because it was an area we felt we needed to strengthen.

"Robbie's form has been good, as has Fredi's with the goals he has given us. We'd now like to think that whoever comes in in place of Fredi will fit in likewise and hopefully work around a good team effort and performance."

It appears a good time for either Helder or Bobby to come back into the side as their previous spells in the team did not come at times of collective high confidence or good form. Now, on the back of three straight wins and chances being created, one or the other should be able to profit - goals-wise - from the improved well being of the team as a whole.

Chris, however, suspects that goals are all that matter to the penalty area predators.

"I think with strikers, they are happy with a poor performance if they score a goal. I'm sure on Saturday if one of them doesn't play well and scores a couple of goals, it will be the goals that are remembered.

"For us an important thing is their contribution because we'd like to think we can get goals from other areas as well. It is an opportunity for someone to come in and do well."