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+Reto's target

Posted on 21 September 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).

Reto Ziegler suspects that, given a little time, he will become a real English-type player.

The Swiss under-21 international made an impressive debut for the reserves against Crystal Palace last week before missing out against Norwich due to a possible first team squad call for the trip to Oldham on Wednesday.

However, the player himself was not so happy with his debut display for the second string, feeling that he has much more to offer.

"I am not so happy because I know I can bring more to the team," he reasoned. "It was a bad match because we only got one point and I hope in the next match I can give better to the team.

"I know it is not easy, it is a new country, new championship, but I know I can give more and I can't be happy with my performance.

"English football is stronger, In Switzerland the referee gives more protection and it is harder here. I like this football and it is all new for me.

"I think in two weeks or so I will be a real English player!"

Off the field, Reto is being supported by his father as he settles in off the field and seeks a place to call home.

"I am in a hotel and looking for an apartment - I don't want to spend all my time in a hotel. It is not so easy for me because it is a new language and new country - but I like it.

"My father is here to help me and will be here for one or two months. When I feel things are good he will go back to Switzerland.

"I want to thank all the team because they have all been very supportive towards me."