Willem ready to conquer
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).
Willem Korsten steps back out at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night admitting: “I’m raring to go.”
The Dutchman is scheduled for his first appearance at the Lane since April when our reserves play host to Southampton in the FA Premier Reserve League (7pm).
Injuries have hit Korsten’s time at Spurs since his arrival from Vitesse Arnhem in May 1999. An Achilles injury restricted him to just nine games last term while a hip problem has kept him out of first-team action so far this time around.
That hip trouble required surgery but he has played a handful of reserve games, hit the back of the net a few times and is now desperate for Premiership action.
Korsten said: “I’ve had some games to get back into it because training is a whole lot different than playing games. I’ve done quite well, scored a few goals and I’m up for it.
“I was unfortunate again with an injury but since then I’ve focussed on getting back as soon as possible so I was happy to play a few games for the reserves and hopefully now I can get back into the first team.
“I’ve had injuries but hopefully that is all behind me now. I feel good and hopefully I can do well for Spurs now because I am eager to play.”
Korsten is included in a strong-looking reserve squad including Ledley King, Luke Young, Anthony Gardner, Stephen Clemence, Alton Thelwell, Gary Doherty, Jose Dominguez, Simon Davies, Matthew Etherington and Chris Armstrong.