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Wonderful Copenhagen

Posted on 15 July 2004  - 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).

Frank Arnesen knows more than most what to expect from FC Cogenhagen in tonight's friendly in Gothenburg.

We take on the Danish double-winners in the second friendly of our training camp in Sweden.

Our new Sporting Director won 52 caps for Denmark in a career that included spells at Ajaz, Valencia, Anderlecht and PSV.

But he admits he grew up supporting FC Copenhagen. "They are one of the oldest clubs in Denmark and always my favourite club," said Frank. "I always watched them when I was a kid.

"They were a little down for a few years, Brondby were the leading club but they were taken over and are now one of few clubs in Europe earning money, average more than 20,000 - a lot in Denmark - and have progressed every year.

"You can see it in the results, they have become champions a few times over the last five years and are champions now.

"It's a very good club, playing in a very nice stadium with good players and a positive future."

Frank picked out striker Alvaro Santos and attacking midfielder Sibusiso Zuma as the men to watch.

"Santos is a Brazilian striker. He had a bad injury two years ago but he has done very well at FC Copenhagen after joining from Helsingborgs.

"They also have a player called Zumo, who will be up against his friend Mabizela, they both play for South Africa. He is another exciting player who plays midfield for Copenhagen but up front for South Africa.

"They also have a few Danish internationals and the manager is Swedish, Hans Bakke, who has been there for the last two years and the club is very happy with him."