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Willem the conqueror!

Posted on 20 May 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).

Willem Korsten basked in the glow of a player who had finally showed what he could do after his two-goal salvo against Manchester United.<P class=MsoNormal>The flying Dutchman scored one of the goals of the season &mdash&#59; a delightful 25-yard lob over Raimond van der Gouw - in Saturday&rsquo&#59;s 3-1 win at the Lane, underlining the potential boss Glenn Hoddle believes is there.<P class=MsoNormal>Willem produced that quality week after week for the reserves but had struggled to reproduce it in the Premiership.<P class=MsoNormal>So how sweet was that first goal? &ldquo&#59;Nothing could have been sweeter,&rdquo&#59; he said.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I was so pleased with the first goal. I&rsquo&#59;ve showed some things in the reserves but it is so much harder to do that in the first team. Luckily enough I did it against United.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Willem has grabbed his chance with injuries to Sergei Rebrov, Steffen Iversen and Chris Armstrong &mdash&#59; a run in the team coinciding with Glenn&rsquo&#59;s arrival.<P class=MsoNormal>The fact he has produced his best form since is perhaps no surprise.<P class=MsoNormal>Willem added: &ldquo&#59;I want to play and play in the position I&rsquo&#59;m best at. Since Mr Hoddle came I&rsquo&#59;ve had a few more chances and I&rsquo&#59;ve been able to show some of my ability.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Hopefully that will continue next season. I&rsquo&#59;m really looking forward to it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It can work both ways with a new manager coming in. Fortunately he has confidence in me and it is great to have that feeling. Hopefully I won&rsquo&#59;t let him down.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>And he admitted that confidence had made all the difference. &ldquo&#59;For a player, for a team &mdash&#59; if you have it, you can rule the world,&rdquo&#59; he added. &ldquo&#59;If you don&rsquo&#59;t, every little thing is difficult.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I thought the team performed really well, we got a great result and we&rsquo&#59;ve finished on a high. We now have a good feeling going into the summer.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;The season has finished now and I&rsquo&#59;m still buzzing to do more!&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>