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'Zorro' unmasked

Posted on 17 October 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).

He's the man in the mask - Goran Bunjevcevic completed a successful return to action with the help of a protective mask in Tuesday night's reserve team draw against West Ham.

Already nicknamed 'Zorro', the Yugoslavian star played the full 90 minutes at Stevenage Borough just four weeks after fracturing his cheekbone in a freak collision against Chelsea.

Lining-up in central midfield alongside Tim Sherwood, Goran seemed untroubled by his new piece of kit although he later admitted it felt a little uncomfortable, especially when faced with heading the ball.

Nevertheless, he seemed to come through the game unscathed and his fitness appeared up to speed despite his enforced break.

Speaking briefly as he departed Broadhall Way, Goran revealed: "It went well. Of course, it is a little unusual. It was the first time I played with the mask and I was satisfied with my running and things like that because I haven't played for four weeks.

"The mask is certainly different though and I hope after the a few more games and more time on the training ground it will be much, much better.

"It was a little uncomfortable. Sometimes I went for a header and it just felt different for me."

As for his midfield role, he added: "I play at the back and now in midfield but sometimes the gaffer wants to try things out and that's fine by me."