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Ted's key to the door

Posted on 26 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 reflected that the team were perhaps 'banging on the wrong doors' against Fulham on Monday.

Fulham showed great defensive resolve when they were reduced to ten men following the dismissal of goalkeeper Maik Taylor, but Teddy feels the team did not display enough patience and imagination in attempting to break them down to secure a winner.

"It was very frustrating," said our penalty goalscorer on the night. "It was always going to be a difficult game, we knew that, even more so when they went down to ten men.

"Fair do's to them, they did well in the first 20 minutes of the second half with ten and, as well as making it difficult, they broke away on us as well.

"It wasn't through lack of effort, I thought we put a lot in as a team. Perhaps we were just banging on the wrong doors, as such.

"It is difficult playing against ten, but that is what we're paid to do. We're paid to be better than what we were. It didn't quite work for us and, with a little bit more calmness and not trying to thread the ball through the first time we see it, we might have done it.

"I think, if you look at the top teams, they play against that sort of situation week in, week out. They pass and pass and there is nothing worse than chasing that ball around.

"We didn't really do that and were going for the killer ball too quickly, in my view. We could have passed the ball a little bit more and could have opened them up with shorter passes rather than 30-40 yard passes."