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Posted on 14 May 2005  - 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).

Simon Davies insists we'll have to be at our best to beat Blackburn Rovers on Sunday - let alone rack up the goals we might need to get into Europe.

Our hopes of finishing in seventh in the Barclays Premiership rest with Manchester City beating Middlesbrough and then us toppling Rovers by two more goals. In a nutshell, if City win 1-0, we need to win 3-0. Then again, Middlesbrough can spoil it all by avoiding defeat at City.

Rovers - managed by Simon's former Welsh international boss Mark Hughes - arrive at the Lane on the back of two successive defeats but before that ensured Premiership survival with a run of just one defeat in nine including draws against Manchester United, Liverpool and a win at Everton.

"We have to show them respect," said Simon. "We can't go out there expecting to win three or four nil and we'll have to be at our best to win the game at all.

"We've played well at home and scored five goals a few times this season but at the same time, we've also struggled against teams like West Brom and Palace as well.

"It's difficult going into a game thinking about scoring so many goals so we're just going into it like any other home game, we want to win it and hopefully however we do that will be good enough. We don't want to leave ourselves too open and get caught.

"Our main objective is to win the game and if we've done enough, brilliant, if not - we lost it last week, really."