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Davies digs deep to achieve goal

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).

In essence, Simon Davies achieved his personal goal last season - but he accepts starting nearly 90 per cent of our games took its toll.

Our Welsh hero was determined to be a regular in Glenn Hoddle's line-up and starting 36 out of 41 games reflects mission accomplished.

The current Spurs and Welsh Player of the Year was also substitute in three games as well, so only failed to appear in two matches all season.

Yet he admits starting so many games was a test physically. "At the start of the season if you'd have said I'd have started that amount of games I'd have been delighted," reflected Simon.

"Up to November, I was really happy with my form and then just faded away.

"It's the first time I've played so many games in a row at this standard and it took it's toll on me whereas last season I got a break now and then. But at the end of the season I felt strong again."

Simon's form reflected the team in general. "We got off to a great start but faded after Christmas and that was the most disappointing aspect of it all. It overshadows how well we started.

"We went into Christmas knowing we had a couple of games that if we won, we could really push on ito the top two or three but for one reason or another we failed to take the next step and that's frustrating for both the players and the club.

"In the end it was a horrible way for the season to end and we were all gutted. We want to get back next season and start positively again."