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Stephane stepping up

Posted on 8 January 2004  - 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).

Chris Hughton believes Stephane Dalmat has got better and better as he's adapted to the English environment.

After showing many a sign, the French winger dazzled for 90 minutes against Crystal Palace at the weekend and weighed in with two against Birmingham on Wednesday.

First team coach Chris explained: "The thing with Stephane, as with a lot of foreign players coming into the Premiership, is they need time to adjust to a different environment and different game.

"He has got better over this period of time.

"Even though we lost at Portsmouth he had a very good first half down there but the signs have been there.

"As regards his ability - that's the reason we took him. We know what he can produce but it's all about trying to do it on a more regular basis.

"I'm sure his performance against Palace will him great confidence going into the next games."

As a playing legend at the Lane and Irish international full-back himself, Chris is well placed to describe the threat of Stephane at full tilt.

"The hardest thing as a defender with Stephane is when you are confronted by someone with pace," he said.

""When there is power, pace and the ability to manouevre the ball like Stephane can, it's a daunting task. We've got to give him enough of the ball to do it on a regular basis."