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Surprise, surprise for Chris

Posted on 6 November 2000  - 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).

Goal hero Chris Armstrong has revealed his surprise at making Saturday&rsquo&#59;s first-team plans at all.<P class=MsoNormal>The striker had been out of first team plans up to then because of groin and hamstring injuries and only returned to training in the middle of last week.<P class=MsoNormal>He also admitted that he doubted that he would have lasted longer than his 20-minute substitute appearance against Sunderland &mdash&#59; thankfully that was enough for him to latch onto Tim Sherwood&rsquo&#59;s fine pass and slip the winning goal under Thomas Sorensen.<P class=MsoNormal>Armstrong admitted: &ldquo&#59;It was bit of a surprise to be involved. I was planning on playing a reserve game on Tuesday and I only did two days training last week.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;The boss told be he was bringing me in on Friday and I didn&rsquo&#59;t know I would be out there. It all happened pretty quickly.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve still got to get my match fitness up and I don&rsquo&#59;t think I would have lasted longer than the 20 minutes. As games come on, that will come naturally.<IMG align=left src="../title_images/totsun3.jpg"> <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;But ankles, groins &mdash&#59; I&rsquo&#59;ve no problems and that is the main thing. I just need my match fitness so I&rsquo&#59;m looking to get back to peak fitness over the next few weeks.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>That could mean a return to reserve team action at Derby County on Tuesday night but until then Armstrong can reflect on taking centre stage in the Premiership again &mdash&#59; and scoring what was his 10<SUP>th</SUP> goal in his last 14 outings.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Since last Christmas my form has turned around,&rdquo&#59; he added. &ldquo&#59;It was a bit of a hiccup not to be able to start this season and I was looking forward to it but I&rsquo&#59;ve now got to try and make the most of the rest of the season.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>To listen to Chris's thoughts, <A href="">click here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>