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STEED OFF THE MARK

Posted on 13 December 2006  - 12:00

Steed Malbranque is seeking to maintain and improve on his seasonal average when it comes to scoring goals after opening his account for us last weekend.

Steed Malbranque is seeking to maintain and improve on his seasonal average when it comes to scoring goals after opening his account for us last weekend.The midfielder made it 3-1 against Charlton ten minutes after the break on Saturday with a cool finish after Dimitar Berbatov nodded the ball down in his direction. Such was his delight over his special moment, he was straight off into the crowd to share his joy with the supporters and received a yellow card.

"It was my first goal for Spurs and I am very happy to have got it and for us to have got the win," reacted the August recruit from Fulham.

"It was a good goal because Berba gave me the ball with his header, before I touched the ball and shot quickly. I was pleased with it.

"I get between six and eight normally and I am looking to get that again or more. The most important thing though is the team and if we win and I don't score it is not a problem for me.

"I wanted to celebrate my first goal with the fans because there is such a good support behind the team. I wanted to be with them," added Steed, who said the team met their target after the poor display in the derby game.

"After the game we played against Arsenal we so wanted six points from the next two games and have managed to do that. Now we are pushing back up the table."

Martin Jol believes Steed will become a firm favourite with the fans as his impact increases over the coming months.

"I was happy for him, he works hard and has got a great mentality," considered the manager. "Steed wants to play for Spurs and that is important, he wants to play in this stadium and he loves the supporters.

"Hopefully the supporters will have a good feeling for him as well, he could have gone to a lot of other clubs, but he wanted to play for a club with the style of Spurs.

"In the future he will be a fine player for us."