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Posted on 29 August 2003  - 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).

Kasey Keller feels that we benefited from being able to use an unfamiliar word when it came to describing the team selection for Wednesday's superb performance up at Anfield.

'Unchanged' is the word in question, with the team that stepped out to take on Liverpool being the same one that secured the fine win over Leeds last weekend.

This has not been a frequent luxury for boss Glenn, who has been forced over the past two seasons to shuffle his pack all too often, losing any form of continuity in the process.

Kasey suspects that being able to field the same X1 certainly contributes to defensive stability - and that definitely appeared to be the case at Anfield.

"That's what was fantastic," pointed out the goalkeeper. "We've played two games and conceded one goal, from kind of a flukey free-kick thing, with the same team.

"I don't think anyone is struggling too bad, everyone's got their own little knocks after a game, but if we can get through to Fulham with more or less the same team it will be good. We then have a little break, we'll recharge, then get going again.

"It's looks great and feels great at the moment. The funny thing about football though is the night I've been the busiest is the night we've kept a clean sheet. Go figure..."

Kasey also touched on the personal anguish he put to one side for 90 minutes to serve the team so well on Wednesday.

The USA international was mourning the loss through cancer of his mentor and former Olympic coach Clive Charles, who was also assistant coach for the USA at the 1998 World Cup.

"It was a really difficult day for me," he reflected. "I found out that one of my best friends died from cancer and it is tough to keep focused and to keep going.

"So it was nice to go to Liverpool and pick up a good clean sheet.

"You try and put it out of your mind as best you can and get on with it. He was one of my coaches and one of my mentors really. I think it is kind of hokey dedicating stuff, but I am glad that I was able to do this."