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Perry targets final flourish

Posted on 8 May 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).

Chris Perry says the team are desperate to mark the season's end by completing a Premiership double over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

We travelled to Ewood Park back in early October and recorded a 2-1 win courtesy of a Spurs first from Robbie Keane and a late strike from Jamie Redknapp.

Blackburn, however, have enjoyed an impressive season and are still in the chase for a European place. To realise this aim they would have to triumph at the Lane and hope that Manchester United collect the points at Everton.

This is of little concern to Chris, who insists a home win for us is all that matters.

"We all want to finish on a winning note," reasoned the defender. "We beat them up at their place and we would like to do the double over them.

"They've got a very good squad, but so have we. I don't think they are any better than us on paper and we'll certainly be looking to show that they are no better than us on the field.

"It would be nice to get a win and would be good for the crowd. I'm sure with the news of Teddy - he'll be there to say goodbye - it should be a good atmosphere for him."

Chris will be hoping to last the distance this week after his unfortunate sending off at Middlesbrough last Saturday for a supposed challenge on striker Szilard Nemeth. He admits to feeling slightly hard done by with the dismissal and penalty award that swung the game totally in Boro's favour.

"He obviously got the ball and was in front of me. I wasn't trying to make I challenge, I was just trying to put him under as much pressure as I could without fouling him.

"It was definitely outside the box as it showed on TV, which is one blow, but I don't think I made a challenge and just tried to hold my ground. He seemed to catch my leg as we were both running so I thought it was a bit of a harsh decision to send me off.

"It's probably just where the ref saw it from - it might have looked worse than it was.

"At one-nil with ten men you've got a chance - with the penalty it just rubbed more salt into the wound."