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What the Papers Say: Nov 25 - Dec 1

Posted on 28 November 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).

Keeping an eye on reports, links and transfer tittle-tattle from the daily tabloid press.

The Mirror has a rare interview with Steve Carr from his sponsor's press day. Steve talks about his disappointment and frustration at missing a year through injury including the World Cup.

He tells John Cross: "There have been question marks over me and people wondering whether I would come back. That always happens in football.

"But that doesn't bother me because it's always about how you react to setbacks and those sort of doubts just inspire me even more to prove people wrong.

"I'm so determined to get back and be as strong as I was before I got injured. It's been the hardest period of my career but I will learn a lot from it."

Elsewhere, the Sun follow up Friday's Les Ferdinand 'unhappy' story by reporting that he has had an 'amicable' heart-to-heart with Glenn Hoddle.

Most tabloids take an 'unhappy Les' line after Les Ferdinand reported on his personal website that he was unhappy that Glenn Hoddle blocked a loan move to Wolves. The Star suggest Fulham are after Sergei Rebrov.

Several of the papers report that Ledley King will not be charged by the FA for the alleged 'stamping' incident involving Freddy Ljungberg, while the Mail makes mention of the fact that Mauricio Taricco returned for the reserves against Ipswich last night.

Tuesday's Evening Standard and this morning's Sun quotes Ledley King refuted allegations that he stamped on Freddy Ljungberg in the North London Derby. The FA are said to be investigating the incident, but Ledley insists it was just an accident.

"I did tread on him but it was not deliberate in any way. It was a complete accident and I could do nothing else because of my momentum. I am not a dirty player and I would never stamp on anyone."

The morning papers centre firmly on our fine win over Leeds at the Lane on Sunday. However, the future of Leeds boss Terry Venables dominates and reports very much focus on him and United's poor recent run.

The London Evening Standard quotes Glenn as saying he has made no approach for Arsenal striker Francis Jeffers, who is struggling to make an impact at Highbury.

"There is no truth in this," said Glenn. "We have not enquired about him and have no plans to. I don't know where this has come from."