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Praise from Burley

Posted on 13 January 2002  - 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).

Scant consolation, but Ipswich boss George Burley was full of praise for us after his side's 2-1 Premiership win at Portman Road.

Headed goals from Marcus Bent and John McGreal condemned us to defeat and continued in-form Town's climb out of relegation trouble.

"That was a cracking game," beamed Burley. "Tottenham are an exceptional side with some very clever players, they have great movement and interchange well, and we had to change things around.

"We were pleased to get our noses ahead in the first half, then had a couple of good chances early in the second. They got the equaliser and then we battled back well to go on and win it. To beat a team like Tottenham twice in a month is a tremendous achievement."

Glenn Hoddle also praised Town's spirit but Burley insisted the hard work waas far from over for his side.

"There is still a long way to go although it was nice to get three points from a very tight game, as that didn't happen much in the first half of the season," he added.

"We've many quality sides to face - but I don't think confidence has ever been a problem and I've always believed we would stay up."