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Steffen's Diary

Posted on 12 September 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 are currently preparing for the visit of Torquay United in the Worthington Cup.<P class=MsoNormal>This season there is still a place in Europe for the Worthington Cup winners and I personally think it is the easiest way to reach Europe.<P class=MsoNormal>We start at home and we must win. Torquay are in the Third Division, we are favourites and although it won&rsquo&#59;t be easy, we have to win that game.<P class=MsoNormal>We have to concentrate, especially against these clubs because they can only win. That is why they come with a lot of confidence &mdash&#59; if they lose, it is still okay but if they win they are heroes forever. That is all we need to know beforehand.<P class=MsoNormal>It was a wonderful feeling to win the Worthington Cup at Wembley. Of course, Wembley is there no more but that doesn&rsquo&#59;t matter. If you go to Cardiff and win the title for an English club that is wonderful, especially for a foreign player.<P class=MsoNormal>We have to be careful, always. We have to play the game. We are the favourites, we play at home and if we concentrate, we will win. But if we don&rsquo&#59;t, they can cause problems.<P class=MsoNormal>The Champions&rsquo&#59; League started on Tuesday night and, for me, it is too early to say who is favourite.<P class=MsoNormal>You can look at Manchester United, Juventus or Bayern Munich again but my feeling is that AS Roma is very strong. If you ask me now for the favourite, I would say AS Roma.<P class=MsoNormal>But you have to wait until the end of the first two rounds, see who is in the quarter-finals because a lot of things can happen. The Champions&rsquo&#59; League season is very long, 17 games to the final and that is why it is not easy to pick a favourite.<P class=MsoNormal>As for the German clubs, Bayern Munich always has a chance and my two former clubs Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund are also there.<P class=MsoNormal>For me, Schalke 04 does not have enough experience to win the trophy but they have a nice new stadium and it will be very exciting to play there. I wish both teams the best.&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>