Countdown to SA
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).
Glenn Hoddle has already experienced a taste of the football fever the lads will encounter on our tour of South Africa.
We fly out on Wednesday for the tour that includes friendlies against SA champions Orlando Pirates on Saturday and Kaizer Chiefs next Tuesday. We will also help promote the country's 2010 World Cup bid.
"I was in South Africa a couple of years ago with my wife," explained Glenn at Spurs Lodge on Monday.
"I was so surprised walking around the shopping centres and just around the beach the amount of South African people who recognised me.
"There are a lot of big Spurs fans down there. I was shocked at the time but English football is so big in the country.
"We have many good friends and supporters in South Africa and look forward to returning to a country that is always passionate about its football.
"We will be looking for a strenuous work-out as part of our build-up to the new English season and know that the emergence of South African football will guarantee the kind of test that we need. It represents the perfect preparation for us.
"We are very happy to support South Africa in their World Cup bid and if tours like this can help their cause then we are pleased to play our part."
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Countdown to SA: Pirates/Chiefs press conference
Countdown to SA: Gary Bailey 2
Countdown to SA: Cliff Jones
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Countdown to SA: Gary Mabbutt Part 2
Countdown to SA: Gary Mabbutt Part 1
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