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The Jol Verdict

Posted on 13 December 2004  - 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 gives his reflective view on Saturday's fine victory at Manchester City in the Barclays Premiership...

IT WAS a good away performance and we do well away from home. Think back to Villa and we conceded from a corner kick when Solano scored, that was a disappointment. We also had the handball from Fredi against Liverpool in the Carling Cup so in our last five games, we've had those goals and three clean sheets, so we have to be pleased with that.

The most important thing from Manchester City is that we did well even though we had to make two substitutions at half-time. I knew Stephen Kelly would do a job, I'm confident about him, as he's a Tottenham player who has come through the ranks here. Pedro Mendes also had to come off so I changed Rohan Ricketts to the right, Thimothee Atouba to left midfield and they all did well. Anthony Gardner in particularly did well. It means I have no worries about one or two injuries.

Michael Brown was terrific again for us. I said from the start that Browny has done well for us, he works hard, I've got to know him and I've got a lot of faith in him. He played well at Blackburn when he created the goal for Robbie Keane with his tremendous stamina and he did well again at Manchester City. Michael Carrick is also digging in, getting his tackes in, heading balls away as well as what we all know he can do on the ball. I'm very satisfied with that. Our game is improving a bit and now we want to do it for our crowd at home. I think there is a lot more to come from us.