BACK TO THE BEGINNING
Tom Huddlestone returns to the scene of his Spurs debut on Saturday with 42 First Team appearances to his name - a figure he hopes to greatly increase this season.
Tom Huddlestone returns to the scene of his Spurs debut on Saturday with 42 First Team appearances to his name - a figure he hopes to greatly increase this season.The midfielder has started and impressed in our last two outings, pretty much dictating proceedings against Derby County before playing a more controlled role at Old Trafford on Sunday when the home side were particularly fortunate to emerge 1-0 winners.
"I think we played well, we nullified their attacks and they didn't create much, but then they scored with a long-range shot that took a deflection, while we should probably have had a penalty," reasoned Tom.
"Just playing well is not what you want to be hearing - you want to be playing well and getting the victory. Not getting anything is disappointing when you think you have done well over the 90 minutes.
"On the day we were the better team and to be that against the champions is very encouraging," added Tom, before he assessed his aims for this season.
"On a personal level I have started 50 per cent of the game so far and my aim is to play more than I did last season. That is a realistic target for me.
"I did well in the Derby game and it was a good one to come in to, with the lads being on fire, while in the Manchester United game it was more about the defensive side at times.
"We know there is a lot of competition at Tottenham, so when the manager picks you you've got to give 100 per cent to stay in the team for as long as possible."
His more immediate target is to see his name written on the teamsheet ahead of this weekend's visit to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham.
"I made my debut there, although it was disappointing to lose that night. We went there a couple times last season and got good results, so hopefully Saturday will be no different."