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Three of a kind

Posted on 27 March 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).

Fredi Kanoute believes his game is flexible enough to make a success of it should himself, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe be selected to play together in a three-pronged attack.

The Mali international, with 12 domestic goals to his name this season, linked up with Keane and Defoe in his first start since returning from the African Nations in the win over Newcastle two weeks ago. The decisive strike - an own goal from Andy O'Brien - came after Fredi was withdrawn and the team reverted to a 4-4-2 shape, but he feels with practice the formation could reap dividends.

"It is more about the coach and manager to find the way they think is better," he reasoned. "Whether it is us three or only two of us, it is up to them.

"I know we can play with the three of us, but it will be in a different shape and it is a tactical decision. I think I can play a little bit different, I am not the type of player who plays in one particular place and never changes. It is not a big deal for me and I think we can play in a different style."

Against Newcastle, Fredi often patrolled the right flank and was the cause of considerable concern to his marker Olivier Bernard. It is a role his is familiar with from occasions at his former club West Ham.

"Yes and few times and at Lyon as well I played on the right side. I am feel comfortable attacking from the right or left side, I don't mind which," he added, laughing in agreement when it was suggested that we could have done with him being on the end of his several inviting crosses against Newcastle.

"Yes, I am training to do that every day - but I am still too slow!"