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Ziege realises dream

Posted on 12 May 2003  - 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).

The beacon of light on what was obviously a disappointing final day of the season was the sight of Christian Ziege, once again, galloping down the left flank at the Lane.

The German international stylist - out since Boxing Day following emergency thigh surgery - has stated for a number of weeks that it would be a dream for him to play a small part before the season closed.

He realised that dream with an hour on the clock against Blackburn and can be forgiven for having a satisfied feeling after such a heavy defeat.

"When I came on I felt really good," reacted Christian. "I know we were 4-0 down but I have to seperate that on this occasion because I was just happy to be back.

"I played for half an hour, I felt okay, I tried hard and maybe I looked quite fit - but I'm far from match fit.

"I was just so pleased that was able to play the last half an hour."

The wing-back was also elated over the warm reception he received from the White Hart Lane crowd.

"For me, this is what you play every day for - that reaction means I must have done something. If there is no reaction it means the fans haven't recognised you.

"That was an honour and I have to say thank you to the supporters for giving me that reception.

"I will be working during the summer and that will be good for me. I am looking forward to next season and hopefully I will be ready."