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Simon on the pain game

Posted on 15 July 2002  - 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).

Simon Davies suspects that the mid-break trip to La Manga will lessen the traditional pain associated with pre-season training.

The boys, minus the World Cup participants, headed to the resort in June for a nine day training top-up, having only been off for four weeks and not lost much in the way of fitness.

A few weeks further down the line, the squad reported back to Spurs Lodge on Friday and were still in pretty good shape.

Simon feels this policy is beneficial to the players and should make gruelling endurance sessions unnecessary.

"I think so, we not going to be just running really hard, we're still pretty fit and we've got games quite soon," pondered Simon.

"We did a little bit in La Manga and it was good to get together again and now I just thoroughly looking forward to getting going again.

"Last year was a harder pre-season as we did nothing in the summer, but we had the La Manga trip this time and we just did some steady running today - nothing too hard."

Despite the fact that the players are all in good physical nick, Simon admits that there is always a bit of trepidation when it comes to the prospect of pre-season.

"It's always a bit daunting coming back knowing you've got to do pre-season stuff, but you've got to get through it and it all pays off when you're winning games."

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