Skip to main content


  • Prematch Arsenal
Subscribe to newsfeed 

+Pre-match: Arsenal

Posted on 11 November 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).

With the big Derby looming on Saturday, Anthony Gardner believes our new crop of players will need little telling when it comes to knowing what the encounter is all about.

Our line-up on the day will be dramatically different from the last time we crossed swords with the neighbours and the defender suspects the build-up to the game will drum home the gravity of the game and what it means to supporters.

"I think they kind of know what to expect, if they don't they will certainly pick it up from the papers over the next couple of days," considered Anthony. "If they don't see the papers they will quickly know what it is all about on Saturday afternoon.

"I don't think there is much you can tell them apart from that it is a big derby that means so much to people. I'm sure everyone will be ready for it."

With the crowd are generally gripped by the tension of the occasion, are the games enjoyable from a player's perspective?

"I enjoy it immensely and it is a big game to play in. Every game should be treated the same, but it is hard not to have a little bit of a different mentality in this one because everything is hyped up so much and you can get caught up in it.

"When you play the games it starts off frantically as it is such a big game. We have had draws against them at home and have put them under pressure. We have had some of our better games at the Lane against them.

"We know they are not unbeatable and if we can get into them and play good football we can be confident of getting a result."