Routledge in the mix
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).
Wayne Routledge described our recent Peace Cup voyage to South Korea as the ideal opportunity to blend into the Spurs mix.
The close-season recruit from Crystal Palace, who has put in a strong performance against Reading, certainly made his mark on the pitch - starting and impressing in the games against Sundowns, Real Sociedad and the final against Lyon. While the team enjoyed the benefit of his presence in match action, for Wayne himself the reward from the trip was two-fold.
"It has been a good opportunity to play with my new teammates and get to know them on and off the pitch," he explained. "To top it off we won the final and it has been brilliant for us.
"I am getting to know everyone. It is the first time I have been to a new club and I am enjoying it."
The England under-21 international offered great pace and trickery down the right flank and suspects the team will take considerable heart from emerging as winners from a quality gathering of teams.
"To get used to the heat and conditions asked a bit of all of us over a two week period," he added. "We came through it well, got our heads down and worked and now we will get ready for the season.
"With the quality of teams at the tournament, to come through and win gives me and the rest of the team a lot of confidence for the season. It can only be good for the team."
The quietly spoken Wayne went on to admit that his allocation of room mate saw to it that he had to overcome any shyness and speak up a bit during the trip.
"I have been rooming with Jermain so I have had to put myself forward a bit, but it has been good and I am enjoying it."