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Posted on 6 August 2005  - 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).

Martin Jol thanked the White Hart Lane crowd for making Edgar Davids feel right at home on his Spurs debut against FC Porto on Saturday.


The Dutch midfielder made his first appearance as a substitute for Andy Reid after 60 minutes of the 2-0 friendly win.


A packed house of 36,112 cheered his every move - from his name being read out in the team line-ups to when he joined the pre-match warm-up and then warming up on the touchline in the first half - and raised the roof as he entered the fray.


The former Ajax, AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona and Inter Milan star didn't let the fans down either with a few crunching tackles before forcing a fine save out of Vitor Baia in his first 10 minutes on the pitch.


Two minutes after that save and we were ahead via the irrepressible Jermain Defoe's magnificent lob, a trick the striker repeated 12 minutes later to secure the 2-0 scoreline. Michael Carrick and Teemu Tainio provided the assists.


"It was so pleasing to see so many people here," beamed Head Coach Martin. "Last week we had ten thousand fans at Reading and now we have a full house.


"Edgar came on in the second half, he hadn't played for a couple of months so it was good for him and the fans gave him a good feeling when he came on.


"That is always important for a player, to know he's welcome - and Edgar knows he is welcome at Tottenham.


"He's seen that atmosphere now and he must know there aren't a lot of 'friendlies' in England! The crowd always lift us here and I don't think many clubs would have 36,000 for a friendly. They were terrific again."