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Week to remember

Posted on 11 February 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).

Glenn Hoddle looked back with a satisfied smile at what has been an almost-perfect seven days.

We brushed aside Bolton to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday, got back to winning ways in the Premiership against Leicester City and did so without the agony of Teddy Sheringham, Les Ferdinand or Chris Perry picking up a yellow card that would have ruled them out of the Worthington Cup Final.

In fact, both wins were achieved without the influential Teddy, who remained on the bench and Glenn chose to rest Chris totally. Les played against Leicester but came through okay.

"It's been a good week for us," said Glenn.

"We had a minefield of suspensions to get through for the final, we've eased our way through them by protecting people, took a risk with Les because he's had three weeks off and needs more football and we've won both games.

"That's done and dusted, nice week for us, good three points and we can now turn our minds to next Sunday and hopefully get a good win in the FA Cup again."

The only incident that threatened to ruin it all was the clash of heads that left Ben Thatcher with a nasty-looking swollen eye and face. Thankfully, there appears to be no serious damage.

"Ben has a hell of lump there," added Glenn. "Ali (Beattie, physio) was a little concerned that something might be going on behind the injury.

"The neuro surgeon has had a look, he's had an X-ray and we don't think it's too bad but he's got a headache and a nasty egg swelling.

"He's done well for us though, Ben. He's been out for a long time but he's come in, done well and we've had two victories, so I'm very pleased with him."

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