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Steffen's Diary

Posted on 19 October 2001  - 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).

We needed that win against Derby. If you look at the table after you've been playing well and you are not picking up points it doesn't help you. That is why the win was vital.

I listened to the crowd behind me all the time and enjoyed it. I am proud to play for Spurs and it always gives me a lift when the supporters are behind the team.

Newcastle are next for us. It is a hard place to play, one of the best stadiums and very good supporters, helping the team all the time.

I remember the FA Cup semi-final a couple of years ago, we played very well but they still sung for 90 minutes, 120 minutes and in the end they won the game in extra time.

You can then see how important it is to have supporters behind you. It is always difficult to win there because the crowd are always ready to change the game.

I must say it would be nice to play well at Newcastle. My first game there was in 1999 and we drew 1-1 and deserved to win. We haven't played well since then so perhaps it would be better to remember that game.

All I will say is that if you go to a place like Newcastle and you are afraid to play then stay at home.

We can be confident. That helps. You can create something all the time if you are confident.

But I don't like to play well for a long time and not pick up points. I liked the way we won against Derby, a lot of pressure and to win in style.That impressed me. A lot of teams might have won but with bad football. We played well and it is important to keep that.

More and more players are coming back now. We have a strong squad and that is important. The bench is stronger and they can do good things. I know players are never happy to be on the bench but it is the best way to let people know you are ready.