Spurs hero Peter Crouch ready for Champions League glory nights

06 May 2010 09:56
Tottenham goal hero Peter Crouch wants to re-create the famous Champions League nights he enjoyed with Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

Crouch's winner against Manchester City on Wednesday night propelled Spurs into Europe's elite club competition - at the expense of their Eastlands hosts.

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And the England striker, who was involved in a string of classic European nights at Anfield during his time with Liverpool, is now desperate for more thrills and spills in north London.

He said: 'When I joined in the summer I couldn't believe how the club had been underachieving with the fantastic squad of players we have.

Enlarge Party time: Crouch celebrates with David Bentley, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Luka Modric

Tall order: Crouch

'We can replace international players with international players, and onthe balance of play tonight, as well as over the course of the  season, I think we deserve fourth place.

'It's the best competition in the world, with the best players in the world and any player would want to be part of it.

'I remember those Champions League nights at Anfield being so special and Ibelieve they can be just as special at White Hart Lane.'

Crouch's 81st-minute strike secured the three points needed by heading home past Marton Fulop - and he insists it was nothing less than they deserved.

He added: 'Their keeper was playing extremely well and I think we deserved to be in front before the goal.

'I think we'd have been thoroughly disappointed if we had drawn the game

'But we kept plugging away and creating chances, so we knew it would come eventually.

'I was in the right place at the right time and delighted to get on the end of it. I'd rank this night right up there with one of the best I've ever been a part of.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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