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+Pre-match: Blackburn Rovers

Posted on 12 May 2005  - 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).

Like Martin Jol, Chris Hughton feels it is very important for the coaching staff to keep tabs on events elsewhere on Sunday afternoon.

Elsewhere means the City of Manchester Stadium where Manchester City and Middlesbrough are also battling for a European place. The ideal outcome for us would be City to win by a single goal - say 1-0 - and us to win 3-0. We must better their margin of victory by two goals. A Middlesbrough win or draw would see us out of contention for 7th place.

So it is not surprising that Chris wants to be kept in touch with the scoreline from Manchester on the day, even though it is our own performance against Blackburn Rovers he is most concerned with.

"I think that is the correct way to go about things," he reasoned. "The most important thing is we've got to go in to win the game, you can't go into it saying you've got to win 3-0 or 4-0.

"We have and that may be your mental approach, but if you go into the game in a carefree attacking mode then the next thing you know you could have conceded two goals in the first ten minutes.

"There are 90 minutes to score the amount of goals we need to score. Looking back at the Aston Villa game, they started very well and could have been 1-0 down before we were able to turn things around and get the goals we did.

"So doubt we'll be kept informed and we just hope we don't have to score too many."