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Taricco seeks fresh start

Posted on 13 May 2001  - 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).

<SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Mauricio Taricco cannot wait to wipe the slate clean and kick-off next season &mdash&#59; with a new perspective on footballing life.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Our Argentinian star has just returned from a nightmare eight-month spell on the sidelines following groin, abductor and backside problems.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The 28-year-old played 70 minutes against Arsenal Reserves on Tuesday and is looking for a full game at home to Coventry City Reserves in our final FA Premier Reserve League outing on Tuesday.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Mauricio&rsquo&#59;s problems have meant he has yet to have the opportunity to impress new manager Glenn Hoddle.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">That will start as soon as pre-season kicks-off in early July but for now, the attacking full-back sees one aspect of his professional life as the most important &mdash&#59; his fitness.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Mauricio stated: &ldquo&#59;Everything will start fresh from next season and I am looking forward to that.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;From one point though what has happened to me with this injury has showed that the most important thing is to be fit.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;I appreciate different things that I used to last year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;Sometimes you worry about who is going to play but the important thing is to be able to run and compete and then you always have a chance.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;The rest is up to you. If you do the business on the pitch you will always have a chance.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;It is just great to be playing again. I will play again next week against Coventry and hopefully I will play 90 minutes. I don&rsquo&#59;t feel as sharp as I should but I&rsquo&#59;m happy that I have no pains and I&rsquo&#59;m playing again.&rdquo&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN>