Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jol: We Must Earn Spurs against Toon

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jol: We Must Earn Spurs against Toon

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Byline: By Lee Ryder

Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol has warned his side to re-discover their battling qualities in time for their New Year's Eve clash with Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.

The Dutchman has guided Spurs to Champions League contention this season, but the North Londoners came unstuck at West Brom last night, going down 2-0 at The Hawthorns.

Ex-Arsenal man Kanu broke Tottenham hearts with a goal in each half ( but Jol was angry Spurs did not respond to the Nigerian's 23rd-minute strike.

He said: "We have come back six times this season and I said at half-time we had to do the same again.

"We then gave away the second goal. It is not typical for my team but when we gave away that goal we lost the game.

"That is disappointing, but I don't think we deserved a lot.

"In the second half we did OK and if it is only a matter of scoring one goal we might come away with a draw and it is no problem.

"However, as I said, if you give away a cheap goal like the second goal it is very difficult. …

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