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Pleat seeks strong finish

Posted on 31 March 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).

David Pleat is seeking to ensure the team reap as much capital as possible - points-wise - from the remaining eight games of the season.

Chelsea are next up at the Lane on Saturday with Manchester City, Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers to follow. Two games out of the four certainly stand out and David feels that the local flavour and intensity of those encounters could prove to be something of a leveller on the day.

"We've got an equal run of home and away games now, having caught up with two outstanding away games. Two of our home games are very, very hard on paper - Arsenal and Chelsea - but games where you know the rivalry could outweigh the perception that the opposition are big favourites.

"They are good opportunities for us and we have Manchester City and Blackburn, who both appear to have something to fight for. I would say there is tension in all four home games."

David hopes that the outcome of the final phase of the season will show that the team is developing in the right direction and that progress is being towards building for a successful new season.

"Away from home we have Everton on Good Friday, Bolton, Aston Villa and Wolves. They are eight games that can illustrate for us the improvement that has been made, I believe, since our poor start and the Christmas period when we were bunched into the bottom three.

"I would like to think we can achieve good finish and, if we pull hard together and get the breaks, we can do that."