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Pleat's positive thinking

Posted on 5 November 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).

David Pleat says the lads have shifted the focus away from Bolton and onto the positives of the previous six games in the build-up to Arsenal on Saturday.

We were unbeaten in those six games but Bolton made sure it wasn't seventh heaven at the Lane by consigning David to his first defeat in his role as caretaker manager.

"The boys are working hard," insisted David at Spurs Lodge. "I think they've got Saturday's major disappointment out of their heads and we're trying to put the emphasis on the good things we'd done in the previous six games, particularly the way we created a shield around our goalkeeper.

"Although we gave credit to Bolton, which was the right thing to do, the efforts were from distance and we are not being out manoeuvred.

"We now have to look more at the other side of the game because we had a bad week at the office and couldn't score.

"But I do think we were jaded - I don't think anyone has taken into account the extra half-hour on the Wednesday night in a local derby. That did take it out of some of the players."

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