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THE JOL VERDICT

Posted on 11 April 2006  - 12:00

Back at Spurs Lodge and preparing for the busy Easter weekend, Martin Jol gives us his final views on the win against Manchester City.

Back at Spurs Lodge and preparing for the busy Easter weekend, Martin Jol gives us his final views on the win against Manchester City.

I THOUGHT we played as we can play in the first half against Manchester City.

We had width, we had penetration and it was a good effort. The only thing was that we didn't score more goals in the first half but if it wasn't for David James we would have done that.

In the second half we were caught in two minds – do we try to score a third and fourth goal or defend? You could see that through the team and that’s what you don’t want because you can bring problems on yourself.

I was disappointed with their goal, it was a soft goal – a long throw and a tap-in – and we have to do better on that but that’s about experience as well.

Anthony Gardner did well. He hadn’t played for four or five weeks before last week at Newcastle so he lacked a little rhythm but he trained hard all week, wanted to play and it paid off. He always does well alongside Ledley King.

Overall I thought we had chances and if we’d scored a third goal would have made it easier for ourselves.

The crowd were fantastic again in the first half, I felt them become a little anxious in the second half but they stuck with us and we need that support at this stage of the season. With our home record and our crowd we can always get a result at the Lane.