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*The Hughton View

Posted on 21 March 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).

We put in a good performance against Liverpool on Sunday but, ultimately, suffered defeat. I think, in particular, the first half showing was a good one.

Sometimes you need to look at it again, which obviously we have done, to realise that. What you do initially is get caught up in the result and the disappointment of the outcome.

Possibly the only thing we lacked during that first half period were the really good goalscoring opportunities. Certainly we went in at half-time reasonably happy with what we'd done.

It looked at that time that a single goal might settle the game, but when you look at the quality they had up front you have to be aware that they can create something out of nothing. In the end they took their opportunities and took them well.

It did look that type of game though and when Taricco scored you started to think it could be our day. We were playing well enough but, on the other hand, they probably weren't playing well enough.

We now have to place all our focus on the next game, which is the norm. A trip to Bolton beckons and we have to be ready. What you have to keep stressing is that there is a European place up for grabs and whether we will be good enough will be determined over the next three or four games.

It starts with Bolton, which will be difficult as they are on the back of a good result against Sunderland and they are a good side - and a good home side. Tactically they are very astute as well.

Unlike many would imagine from a team battling to secure enough points for Premiership survival, Bolton are a very attractive side - most definitely. I think a team is governed by two things - the principals of the way the manager wants to play and, of course, the players you've got in the side.

If you look at the players that Bolton have in their team, there is a lot of flair in the mix. Even someone like Campo, who either plays at the back or sits just in front of a three or a four, is a technical player. Add the likes of Okocha and Djorkaeff and they have a lot of ability to call on.

I feel that they are a well-organised side but, amongst that, they look for the individual capabilities of these players.

We need to go there and get something out of the game - preferably a win! It will be a question of having a good, solid base about us, but one thing we will always look to do is pass the ball - irrespective of what type of game it is. Alongside a solid base, we also need to have the ability to go out and create chances.