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'We looked dead and buried'

Posted on 8 February 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).

George Graham admitted he felt our FA Cup dreams were &lsquo&#59;dead and buried&rsquo&#59; after going 2-0 down at Charlton on Wednesday night.<P class=MsoNormal>Goals from Chris Powell and Matt Svensson seemed to have put the home side in the driving seat in the fourth round tie.<P class=MsoNormal>But we dug deep, ended a run of seven hours without a goal thanks to the efforts of Gary Doherty and with spirits running high, completed a three-goal burst in five minutes to totally turn the tie around.<P class=MsoNormal>Sergei Rebrov eventually put the issue beyond doubt with the fourth goal.<P class=MsoNormal>Boss George reflected: &ldquo&#59;I thought they started very well, got a goal which gave them a lift but after that I think we had 10 efforts on goal, five on target, their keeper made all the saves and I was a bit disappointed to go in 1-0 down.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;They scored right after half-time and we looked dead and buried then but we showed great character, scored four and it could have been more.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;At 2-0 down I thought we would struggle to get a goal but then Doherty did fantastic, out of nothing, just a ball down the line but he got onto it, got to the by-line and drove it across. He did terrific for us there. That was important.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We played with a lot of confidence after that, started stringing our passes together, played some good football and with better finishing it could have been more.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;m full of admiration for the players. We had players out of position again, Doherty, Luke Young, Ledley King and we were just trying to get a team out there.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I was delighted with how they responded. We showed character and that&rsquo&#59;s a very important word in English football.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><I>Listen to George's post-match conference in full by clicking <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/chatot00fapm.ram">here</A></I><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>