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Teddy rues penalty points

Posted on 28 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).

Teddy Sheringham says there are positives to be taken out of Saturday's narrow defeat to Liverpool, but they are coupled with acute disappointment.

Similar to September's defeat to Manchester United, a penalty denied the team the reward that the performance deserved. Plaudits do not always come with Premiership points and offer little in the way of consolation.

"You can take a lot of positives out of it but, at the end of the day, we've come away with no points again," said the skipper. "That's why we're disappointed at the moment.

"We were solid today. I can't believe that it was a good spectacle really. We were very solid, they were very solid and there weren't a lot of chances going about. It wasn't the most exciting game I've ever played in.

"We could have got a result though - and that's what we came here for. Whether it was a draw or nicking a win.

"It wasn't to be. They had a couple of chances towards the end and capitalised on them. We did well to get back in the game but, all in all, we're disappointed to be coming away without any points."

The timing of Danny Murphy's opener for Liverpool was a huge setback for the boys who, at the time, were dictating the rythm of the game and created a couple of clear cut chances to take the lead.

"It was a time when we were getting on top a little bit we felt. At home, if you're not getting chances the crowd get nervous and you try and push forward a bit more - and that's what happened. Things opened up a bit for us and we had a couple of chances. Overall, we're just disappointed to come away without a point."