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Steffen's Diary

Posted on 18 December 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).

I have to say straight away that everyone is a little down at the training ground after drawing against Arsenal.

We played really well and that is why everyone is so frustrated because that was the chance to beat Arsenal - not one or two-nil but three, four-nil maybe. That was possible and that's why everyone is a little down.

A lot has been said about the pressure we put on Arsenal. When you play them, especially at home, you don't let them play, you win the battles and then you will create chances. That is what happened and the only problem was that we couldn't score enough goals. The first half was the best for a long time now and that is good news.

I just think everyone at the club deserved to beat Arsenal and take three points home and that's why everyone is a little down.

We are in a good position but that would have been better if we'd won against Arsenal. We are in touch with the top four or five.

We have to keep going but we have to win games like this as well. In two or three weeks people won't remember the performance against Arsenal, it will only say one point.

I have to say what a special moment it was for Christian Ziege to score that free-kick.

That is great for him after his injuries. Free-kicks are all about training and sometimes a little luck and it is nice to have someone who can score from free-kicks. You need that sometimes, when it is 0-0 and then you can score a free-kick.

With Christian, all our set-pieces are dangerous. I believe he is right up there in the Premiership and with the left foot, there is no-one better.

I am always positive and now we have to keep our form going. The worse thing we could do is think it will be easier against Manchester City or Charlton. If we do that we'll lose both games.

I've been told that the crowd sang a loud song about me on Sunday. I have to admit that I didn't hear the words because I was concentrating so much. But that means a lot to me and, as you all know, I fully appreciate the support you have always given me.