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Posted on 15 August 2005  - 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).

Martin Jol reckons Jermain Defoe's strike at Portsmouth underlined why he's so special as a striker.

Jermain pounced on defensive hesitation to latch onto Mido's pass, skipped around goalkeeper Sander Westerveld and slid the ball home from a tight angle to put us 2-0 up at Fratton Park.

Andy Griffin's own goal had earlier handed us a boost just before the break and Jermain's first of the season put the issue beyond doubt.

It secured a first opening day win since the 2000-01 season and Jermain was soon celebrating an England call-up with team-mate Paul Robinson and Michael Carrick.

Head Coach Martin said: "I saw two Portsmouth players running back and I didn't think he was even looking at the goal and then he had just enough pace on the ball.

"But you know that's the difference between a player like him and other players."

Martin was natually pleased with the three points. "We didn't create a lot of chances but if you can come through away games like that with a solid performance defensively and a win, we'll do better this season."