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The Final Countdown - Tano's special semi

Posted on 22 February 2002  - 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).

Mauricio Taricco says he is looking forward to the Worthington Cup final but, for him, beating Chelsea in the semi-final brought the greater satisfaction.

All being well, Tano should feature in his first final in English football, having missed out on our 1999 triumph due to being cup-tied when he arrived from Ipswich.

"It will be and I am looking forward to that," said Tano. "Hopefully I will be in the team, you never know. I'm looking forward to the game.

"I'm obviously pleased that we got there but, to be totally honest with you, my final was against Chelsea and we beat them.

"That was very special.

"You know you want the cup and want the medal, but you must take it as a game that is important, but others are important too."

It has been a superb campaign so far for Tano, and few would begrudge him his place in the spotlight after coming back so well from an injury-ravaged year.

"I think getting to the final doesn't change it being a rewarding season for me. I've been involved in the team, I've kept fit and feel fine physically . That on it's own has been a reward for me.

"Getting to the final was and is special but, as I say, being fit and being around the first team frame is the ultimate reward for me."

Unlike his countrymen who travelled to Cardiff last week, Tano has yet to visit Wales.

"First time for me. I've heard it is a nice stadium so I am looking forward to that also."