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Squad mystery

Posted on 29 April 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).

Glenn Hoddle admits that he does not really know where the current squad can take us due to the horrendous injury list this season.

The boss has not had a full deck to choose from this season, with Stephen Carr ruled out from the off, along with Chris Armstrong, and many others missing large chunks of the campaign. He is looking forward to the opportunity of picking from a fully fit pool of players.

"I don't really know where this squad can take us at the moment, I really don't," said Glenn. "It's difficult to analyse until we get everyone back.

"We've not had Stephen Carr all season and that was a massive blow to the way I wanted to play. So from day one I've not been able to play the team I really wanted to set out - so there's that to look forward to."

Glenn says the next stage in the progression of the team is to become more clinical in the gathering of full points from games - finishing teams off when they are on the rack.

"The next step for us is to finish teams off, we've had opportunities up at Middlesbrough and Bolton, where we've had golden opportunities and haven't killed them off and got punished late in the game.

"That was something I was thinking about against Liverpool - 'don't let it happen again, please'.

"The last ten minutes was probably the worst for us in the game but, if we can just step that up a gear next year and be clinical. We have been in the lead a lot this year, if we can keep that next year then we can take a big step forward as a club.

"Plus, we need a bit more of the rub of the green in the treatment room. We don't need the seven or eight long-term injuries we've had to carry this year."