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Posted on 19 October 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).

Sam Allardyce has brought various international luminaries into the set up at Reebok, players like Jay Jay Okocha and certainly Youri Djorkaeff - a very fine player.

I was over in France in 1998 for the World Cup and there are no doubts about it, Djorkaeff would have loved to come here, but we thought of his age, other players in that position and didn't sign him.

Of course, he then went and caused us a few problems when we played Kaiserslautern in the UEFA Cup.

He's now at Bolton and is a talented player but in this league a lot of it is about power and pace as you see in the top teams, all 5ft 10ins, of course they have ability, but they are big and strong and quick.

Jaaskelainen is kept busy and the back four of Bergsson, Whitlow, Charlton, Barness, Warhurst sometimes, is stays pretty much the same. They have Ricketts up front, Holdsworth up front, so they have goals in their locker but they are also conceding them.

I think Sam knows it will be a tough season for Bolton and he's relying on his guile and authority to stay in this league.

I think it will be three from seven this season and I don't say this in a nasty way, but perhaps Bolton supporters realise they are in that seven and they will have to work hard to get above it.

So the game presents an opportunity. Games aren't easy to win though. I thought Middlesbrough might have presented an opportunity but after 90 minutes you could have no doubts that they deserved the victory. They played well as team, worked hard as a group, knew the manager's plans - 3-0 winners and clear winners.

Bolton now becomes the same and having just won at Blackburn, three points against Bolton will put Tottenham supporters in great heart.

The place is buzzing. We've just got make sure we get into that top six. That's what we all want, what we need, what we almost demand.

It's not a tap and we can't just turn it on but now Steffen Freund's back with that determination and drive, Redknapp's brain, Sheringham's brain, the younger element that's coming through. It's not a bad mix at all.