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Posted on 19 September 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).

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wasn't a happy man after we earned a point at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Mourinho complained about what he saw as 'negative' tactics after the goalless draw although he did compliment our defensive display later in his press conference.

He declared: "It was a frustrating afternoon - frustrating for me, my players and for any real football supporter.

"People don't pay money to see one team play and the other team defend, just kick balls away and fall down and get the medical staff on and take five minutes to change a player.

"They didn't play football, they just defended, defended, defended, We had some fantastic moments of attacking football and the result is not fair for the football we played.

"If I'm a supporter and pay money to come here, I don't come. But as I'm a manager, I have to work with my team to try and get past this kind of team.

"We had five minutes of injury time, but it should have been 15 minutes if you had stopped your watch every time they fell over or their medical staff came on.

"Thimothee Atouba took five minutes just to walk off. The referee should have protected against this, but he only gave it five minutes - not five seconds more."

On our defensive performance, he added: "I imagine they are very happy. They worked very hard, the goalkeeper was fantastic, as were King and Naybet and Pedro Mendes fought like I know he can."