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TOM'S TARGET

Posted on 15 September 2006  - 12:00

Tom Huddlestone hopes his performances soon present Martin Jol with a selection problem when it comes to picking his next team.

Tom Huddlestone hopes his performances soon present Martin Jol with a selection problem when it comes to picking his next team.

The England under-21 international made his full debut against Slavia Prague and forged a strong partnership with Didier Zokora in the heart of midfield. He was naturally thrilled to be on the pitch from the start and even moreso with the outcome.

"It was good for me - especially with us getting the win," said Tom after Jermaine Jenas' goal secured a 1-0 victory over Slavia. "The game had more of a tempo than you usually see in European games, especially in a two-leg affair. A lot teams tend to sit off each other, but both sides pressed and it was similar to a Premiership game.

"The away goal was massive for us, as was the clean sheet," added Tom, before reflecting on his increased contribution in the opening weeks of the campaign.

"I've been involved in three of the first five and that is a big step from last season. I've got to crack on and try and get as many starts as possible."

It is Fulham next at the Lane on Sunday, the side he made his first senior appearance in a Spurs shirt against.

"I came on there last season so it would be nice to play again on Sunday. Every time I put the shirt on I've just got to give the manager a problem when it comes to picking the next team.

"Obviously we lost through that last minute free-kick. Fulham have started the season fairly well, while we haven't started the best, but hopefully now we can kick-start our season.

"We're always confident in our ability as a team and squad. We will keep working hard to keep clean sheets and being clinical in front of goal."