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Skipper salutes team's resolve

Posted on 15 October 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).

Jamie Redknapp feels there is a strong resolve within the squad that should ensure the positive beginning to the season is continued.


The skipper points to the reaction of the team following the disappointment against Manchester United in securing three points away from home against an in-form Everton side as evidence of the belief within the group.


Next stop is Portsmouth on Monday night before the visit of Bolton in the Premiership then a Carling Cup test away against the same opponents.


"I was really pleased with the Everton result," reflected Jamie, suspended for the trip to Fratton Park. "Although we didn't play fantastically well, no-one is going to go to Everton and play them off the park because it is a tough place to go.


"I felt after the Man Utd game it could have gone two ways. In the past we might have felt we've lost one and might lose another one, but we didn't do that and showed really good character. To get that win was a brilliant result.


"I think there is a resolve and I hope there is. It is important we keep it going now because we have made a really good start - 13 points from eight games is a good return."


"If we can keep it going now, there are good players like Sean Davis and Michael Carrick to come in, the back four is looking solid and Fredi looks like his is fit now.


"We are looking a good squad and it is important everybody stays fit so we can keep on track."


Given the quality of the central midfield players to come in, Jamie admits his suspension for clocking up five yellow cards is a blow to him. There is also the possibility of disciplinary action from the FA for his challenge on Tim Cahill at Everton.


"It is a blow, I don't know what is going to happen with the FA one, but if I miss games I am going to be gutted because I have missed enough games in my career.


"Also you are thinking that the team has done well, you don't want to go out and want to be a part of it because I am enjoying it. We'll have to just wait and see, I don't want to miss football as I have missed a lot before and I am enjoying my game.


"We've got five really good central midfield players and it is going to be frustrating to miss out on Monday because I would have liked that one.


"I will be going down to watch the game and support us."