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*Talking the Michael

Posted on 11 February 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).

It's been a getting to know you process for our two Michaels - Brown and Carrick - but few would argue with their contribution since first stepping out together in midfield at Burnley in November.


They have now played 14 times together in the engine room with Browny's sheer enthusiasm and Carra's quality on the ball catching the eye every week.


But what do the pair think of each other? We asked both Michaels to 'talk the Michael' exclusively for Spurs News Online...


CARRICK ON BROWN


"You need to play together as a pair to get an understanding and I feel we're starting to do that. I thought we dominated against Portsmouth and apart from one corner, it went well.


"Browny's done well and since I've been in the team we've done well together. We seem to have gelled. He gives 100 per cent, a good, honest lad and he's good for us going forward as well. He's so energetic as well and it's great for me - he can do my running! He's always harrassing teams and that pays off."


It was pointed out that Browny had started to get a bit of stick for his lack of goals - not least after bagging 22 in a season for Sheffield United.


Seeing that he'd yet to score, isn't it about time he was on the end of a bit of banter?


"I've not really had a lot of stick for not scoring! As long as we're winning and picking up points, no-one cares who scores. Anyway, since I've been in the side the strikers have been on fire and therefore we haven't had too many questions asked of us in midfield. I suppose when the goals start drying up that we''ll have to chip in and do our bit but so far, so good."


BROWN ON CARRICK


"Michael has played really well since he's come in. His passing is great, good awareness and we've done okay together. He's had a few England shouts from the media so he must be doing something right. I'm sure he'll get a chance back in the squad. He's easy to play with and he's like that off the pitch as well, easy going, laid back and I don't think he's got a bad bone in his body."


What about doing all Michael's running? "It looks that way at the moment! I'm trying to get him to do a bit more but he just shouts 'go on, go on'. It's been good. Michael will sit in and that means I can get forward, win the ball high up and get around the pitch more. It's working well."


And what about those goals? "He's got to get one now. I'm on a massive two, so that's disappointing but he's still on nought. It would be great if we could chip in with more."