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Passing fancy

Posted on 24 April 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).

Kasey Keller says that when his outfield colleagues find their passing rhythm the enjoyment level increases greatly.

After falling behind twice to West Brom on Monday, the team really clicked into gear in the final half an hour to secure the 3-2 victory with a brand of passing and movement that the home side could not deal with - culminating in goals for Teddy Sheringham and a second for Robbie Keane.

Being a goalkeeper, Kasey also has obvious concerns over the rearguard action, but says the team were not found wanting in this respect either.

"We were passing the ball well and, when we do that, I think our players enjoy it so much more," he reasoned. "We had guys that were taking people on, but working real hard to get back and defend.

"When we play in that frame of mind we are a tough team to beat and we showed that. They didn't give up, give them credit, they made it tough for us at times - we stuck to the task in hand, got the goals and saw out the win."

After the disappointment of the Good Friday display against Manchester City, Kasey added that the Easter Monday victory was a welcome one.

"Definitely that. It doesn't really matter how it comes around in the end. For a lot of the time I thought we played very well.

"It is fantastic for everybody. It shows character when we go down twice in a game and come back and win it. It great effort from everybody involved."

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