Rovers hope to extend Spurs hangover

12 November 2010 01:30
Blackburn assistant boss Neil McDonald hopes Rovers can follow the lead of Bolton and Sunderland and extend Tottenham's Champions League hangover. Spurs were on cloud nine earlier this month after notching a superb 3-1 victory over Inter Milan to go top of their group in Europe, but have since been brought back down to earth by a 4-2 defeat at Bolton and a 1-1 home draw with Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League. The London club also failed to win the two league fixtures that came after their creditable 4-3 defeat in Milan last month and now Blackburn, who travel to White Hart Lane, are aiming to make the most of any lethargy that may be lingering within Harry Redknapp's side. "Those two games against Inter were very high profile and they worked very hard to try and get the results, especially the one at home, which was fantastic," McDonald said. "In the Premier League teams that go away from home and play the big guns have to get their tactics right. "We have to do exactly the same as what Bolton and Sunderland have done, trying to stop Tottenham from playing as much as we possibly can and impose our game on them."

Source: PA