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Reserve reaction

Posted on 7 March 2001  - 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).

Chris Hughton reflected on the goalless draw with Charlton at St Albans and concluded that the outcome was a fair result for both sides.

Charlton fielded an experienced line-up and Chris can take heart from how his young midfield of Toner, Jackson and Davies fared against the battle-hardened trio of Mark Kinsella, John Robinson and Shaun Newton — even if they took a little while to find their feet.

"I though the first 20 minutes we were a little naïve and allowed them to have too much possession, but after that we matched them," said Chris. "They were always going to have their moments because they are all good, experienced players but overall I thought we matched them.

"They were a tough side to break down and they would probably think the same of us. Charlton are probably happier because they were away from home and got a result.

"I can’t be too disappointed and sometimes it isn’t all about the result, it’s about the type of game that it was and the quality it was. If I look at their middle four and front two they are all experienced, plus the lad Konchesky at the back is another highly fancied player. It was a competitive game and one with very few chances.

"It was a day for both defences. Defensively we did very well and although they had one knocked off the line I think we had the best of the half chances but with half an hour still to go it looked like one of those games that was destined to finish 0-0."

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