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Steffen's Diary

Posted on 25 September 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).

IT'S BEEN a frustrating couple of weeks so I was delighted to get back into the action for the reserve team at Nottingham Forest on Monday.

I played 65 minutes and enjoyed it with the boys. We worked hard together and 1-1 at Forest is not a bad result with only a few professionals.

The youngsters worked hard. We had a few problems in the first 20 minutes, weren't organised but in the second half we started well and we could have won the game.

I feel happy now and that's the most important thing. Now I can go into training and do everything, I don't need extra treatment and if the manager wants me with the first team I can do it.

I will enjoy it. I don't have a target for the first team at the moment. For me it's important to be fully fit again because the rest will follow anyway. Every training session now is helpful. I'm fit again, I've played 65 minutes and that step forward is important to me.

Everyone talks about targets and looks at dates to come back but I don't want to be disappointed again.

If it happens, I can live with it but I don't have a target and that helps me. I go to the training ground to do my job and I don't think it's right to put myself under pressure. I've been out for eight months and to add that pressure, if it doesn't happen, it is disappointing. I will now train and be ready.

JONATHAN Blondel impressed me at Forest. He has good quality with his first touch and can run with the ball very fast. He has to learn a little to play without the ball but that will come soon, I'm sure. With the ball he has many qualities, good skills and the extra ability to score goals.

I HAVE to give full credit to the young lads. When I first played this season we lost heavily against Fulham but then we won against Southampton and now a point at Forest. I have to give a compliment back to the youngsters because when we play reserve games, they are ready. They work hard and want to win the games. They make some mistakes but it is important for me to help them and I am very happy to play with them at the moment.