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Posted on 12 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).

Norwich boss Nigel Worthington led the chorus of praise for Robert Green after his goalkeeper's fine display kept us out at the Lane.

Green produced a string of saves to deny Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and most notably Thimothee Atouba as Sunday's clash ended goalless.

It was a fascinating clash with Green's international team-mate and current national number one Paul Robinson also in fine form to keep out Darren Huckerby at the other end.

"I am lucky because I see Robert every day," said Worthington.

"I see him week-in and week-out and he is a quality young man and he has got all the potential in the world to go right to the top as far as international level is concerned.

"Make no mistake, the young man is very focused and knows what he wants.

"Between him and everyone at the club we'll work together to make sure he gets there.

"It is wonderful for Mr Eriksson and for the country as a whole to see two young goalkeepers with such quality in the squad.

"I think Paul is slightly ahead of Robert simply because he has been in the squad a lot longer.

"His time is next but hopefully Robert can stay in the squad and do well for Norwich.

"You never know when there will be a loss of form or an injury so he can get a game or two which will be absolutely fantastic."

Huckerby could have nicked it in the second half when Huckerby managed to beat Robinson only for Ledley King to slide in and save the day with the goal at the striker's mercy.

Worthington added: "I am very, very pleased.

"It was a workmanlike performance with some good football thrown into it.

"Our objective in the second half was to get at the Spurs goal and I thought we did that in good style.

"We could have nicked it and we could have lost it so I think it was a fair result.

"Our goalkeeper made one or two big saves in the second half and showed what he can do."