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Posted on 5 February 2005  - 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).

Portsmouth coach Joe Jordan was left impressed by Mido's goalscoring debut on Saturday.


A former striker at the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan in his day, Jordan is well placed to give an opinion on the Lane's new hero.


"He has got a pedigree and he showed today that he will score goals if he is given the chances," said Jordan.


"But other than his goalscoring, he was prepared to link up and bring other players into the game."


However, Jordan wasn't best impressed with his side's work. "Spurs had a lot of possession but I don't think they created that many chances.


"We threatened once or twice on the break and eventually got a goal. We then got a reaction from Spurs but up to that point everything they tried was a little bit predictable.


"We handled it quite well although I was a little bit disappointed with the first goal we conceded.


"Their guy (Davies) was able to put the cross in and pick out the striker, and he stuck it away to his credit. But we should have closed the ball down before the cross came over.


"We are on 30 points and we are looking for 40. We have got 12 games left to play.


"The target was 40 points before the start of the season and it has not changed. We thought we would get some points against Spurs but all credit to them.


"I think we can play better than we did and we need to. Especially against big clubs like Spurs. I thought for the possession we had we didn't exploit it to the best."