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Versatility the key

Posted on 1 July 2002  - 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).

Simon Davies reckons versatility is the key to a youngster breaking through in the Premiership.

And he can point to his own experience as proof of the pudding.

Simon played just a handful of games in his preferred position in central midfield last term but excelled on the right-hand side in both midfield and attacking wing-back roles.

That versatility helped him make 31 starts and he was at least on the bench for all-but one of our 49 games.

He explained: "You can't just be ready for one position all season otherwise you might not get many games.

"I played only about five games in central midfield last season, the rest were out on the right and I enjoyed it.

"I love going one-on-one against players and that's what the manager wants me to do."

His dazzling wing play have made him a firm favourite with the fans and he felt his performances helped make him feel more part of the team.

"The feel more part of the team when you are putting in performances that help the team to win, score a few goals, that helps you feel part of it," he added.

European qualification is on the agenda again next season and Simon concluded: "We're capable of making Europe.

"I thought we were capable last season but we've all learned and we're all ready for it next season now."

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