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Teddy's pointer

Posted on 3 February 2003  - 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 feels that the team should have plundered greater reward from their first half showing against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The teams were level at the break, with a Gianfranco Zola free-kick just before half-time cancelling out Teddy's 18th minute opener. Chances were created but not converted and the skipper says that our superiority during this period was not fully capitalised on.

"We came here to win it and we felt we had a good chance of winning it," he reflected. "They've had a lot of good results here recently and they expect to beat Tottenham because of the run they've had against us.

"You never know in football, if your attitude is better than the team you're playing against then you sometimes come out on top.

"We were hoping that would be the case and that is exactly how we started when they were a little bit lax.

"We didn't capitalise enough really. We had good chances in the first half and if we'd have gone 2-0 up then it might have made a difference."

Teddy added that his finishing touch to Darren Anderton's blast across goal was absolutely neccessary as Carlo Cudicini had diverted the ball away.

"Darren said he tried to play it across to me anyway, but I think it might have been going in if the goalkeeper hadn't got his fingertips to it. That's the way I saw it and it was lucky I was there."