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Ferdy's desire still burns bright

Tue 02 July 2002, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur

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).

Les Ferdinand says his candle is still burning brightly as he prepares to wreak havoc in the Premiership again.

The 35-year-old is preparing for his 15th season as a professional and raring to go again after a fractured arm cut a successful 2001-02 campaign short.

The striker bagged 15 goals in 33 games before the freak accident ended his season in March.

Les was back in full training in the squad's recent camp in La Manga and reported no fitness problems.

Written off before, Les declared: "I love the game, I want to play and I want to do well.

"Once that candle goes out, once that desire has gone and I feel I can't do it any more, that's when I'll have to take a long look at myself.

"I've just come back from 10 days training in La Manga and I'm out running again with my son, Aaron. He wants to run with me now. I still want to push it all the way.

"It's still early days but the 10 days in La Manga have done me the world of good. I know what it takes for me to get myself right so it's up to me.

"Even if I don't start every game I want to make sure that I'm ready to be called upon."