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THANKS FROM DANNY

Posted on 24 February 2006  - 12:00

Danny Murphy said he very much appreciated the reception afforded to him by the fans at the Lane on Sunday.

Danny Murphy said he very much appreciated the reception afforded to him by the fans at the Lane on Sunday.

The winter window signing from Charlton was paraded ahead of kick-off along with Hossam Ghaly before Danny went on to take his place in the side that drew 2-2 with Wigan Athletic.

Asked for his early impressions on life at Spurs, the midfielder was enthusiastic, to say the least.

"It has surpassed all expectations and I really feel like I've got a spring in my step again," said Danny this week. "I was desperate to get out there - I hadn't played a game for six or seven weeks - and get some minutes under my belt.

"Of course it is going to take a couple of games to fit in, get to know the system and get back to my sharpest. Just to get out there and pull a Tottenham shirt on was a thrill for me.

"I would like to thank the fans for giving me a good reception, I appreciated that and it settled a few nerves."

Meanwhile, Danny added the 2-2 result is not an outcome the boys are satisfied with from a home game, but feels the gameplan of the visitors came good on the day.

"I think Wigan deserved some credit for their performance and they have shown this season that they are very capable opponents. They are not in a top seven or eight position for nothing, they are a good side and are in a cup final as well.

"We do feel a little bit disappointed though that we didn't get the three points because, after the last minute goal up at Sunderland, it was important to get back to winning. It wasn't meant to be, but on the plus side we showed good spirit in coming back strongly from going behind twice, which is always a positive thing.

"We maybe got hassled out of playing the football we like to play by a strong Wigan side who tended to drop one of their forwards in to make a five-man midfield to stop us playing a bit. It meant myself and the others couldn't get on the ball as much as we would have liked, but that happens sometimes.

"If you score two goals at home though, really you should win the game."