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Steffen's Diary

Posted on 10 January 2003  - 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 have had time to reflect on the defeat to Southampton and I'm sure everyone feels better and everyone is looking forward to the game against Everton at White Hart Lane.

I can't feel really happy because I am not playing as I am suspended, but I can see things are better. We had a really good game during the training session, a really close game where everybody tried really hard and prepared for Sunday.

Everton had a disappointing game against Shrewsbury in the Cup and, because of our result as well, it is a really big game now - but we are at home. For us that is always better with our home crowd.

Everton have had a really good season, maybe one of the biggest surprises for everyone. It will be a really, really hard game, but I am sure we can beat them.

I have heard that I was widely quoted in the papers after the weekend talking about team spirit at the club. I didn't read them, but what I said was that we couldn't come back against Southampton because we didn't stick together as a team on that day.

I didn't say we don't have team spirit at the club - just that we were lacking on that particular day. It didn't look good, in a tough game like that you need to stick together, but we couldn't in that game.

I didn't say where is the problem? Or who takes responsibility? Only that we couldn't stick together and, on the day, we didn't.

Sometimes my English is not helpful and maybe it was a mistake for me to try and get my thoughts across after a game like that. I am always honest after a game and I feel I have to talk because I am part of a big club and I think it is important that everybody knows that we don't just go away, especially when we lose.

It my job sometimes, especially after bad games, to say something. I didn't say we have lost our team spirit, but we didn't show so much on that day.

We needed to stick together and let them know we are better than we showed. We couldn't and I was a part of that - don't forget that.

We do have a great spirit at this club and you will see that on Sunday I am sure.