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Tie worthy of semi

Posted on 17 December 2001  - 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).

Glenn Hoddle sees our Worthington Cup semi-final against Chelsea as a 'titanic battle' and the pefect chance to finally lay our hoodoo against the Blues to rest.

We were drawn against Chelsea on Saturday and will play them over two legs in January, first leg at Stamford Bridge, for a place in the final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. The winners of the competition are guaranteed a place in next season's UEFA Cup.

Just in case you need reminding, we haven't beaten Chelsea since February 1990.

"It is going to be a titanic battle," said Glenn. "Both teams will say it could have been an easier draw on paper but cup games are not played on paper.

"I remember as a player we beat them. It's an opportunity to put that run against them to rest and a good way to do it in a cup, obviously. But that's for another day."

Midfielder Simon Davies added: "All the lads just said it would be an ideal way to get the run out of our system.

"I'm sure that will more than make up for the fans if we can get through such an important game."

The semi-final legs will take place on the week commencing January 7 and January 23. Dates have yet to be confirmed.