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Teddy's 'unbelievable' feeling

Posted on 7 October 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).

Teddy Sheringham described the feeling of reaching the World Cup Finals as 'unbelievable' - and admitted he wanted to take the last-minute free-kick that David Beckham scored to take England to Japan and Korea.

Our own captain fantastic certainly played his part in the dramatic 2-2 draw against Greece at Old Trafford.

Teddy scored just 13 seconds after coming on as substitute in the second half and, after going 2-1 down almost immediately, won the free-kick that Beckham curled home for the crucial point.

"It's an unbelievable feeling," said Teddy. "If you would have asked us six months ago with the situation we were in we'd have been no-where near it. But the belief in this team - it's an outstanding team and it's great to be part of it."

As for that free-kick, Teddy admitted: "I wanted to take that last one - I wanted about three when I was out there but every time it was in his (Beckham's) range. He is the better free-kick taker and he had to keep having them. Even though I wanted a chance, you've got to let him have them.

"It seemed like he's had about 45 free-kicks and hadn't done himself justice. You can never say die with him and his free-kicks. He practises them all the time and one of these times he is going to score and that's exactly what he did in the last minute."