Crouch admits Spurs move is a gamble


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Peter Crouch has admitted that his move from Portsmouth to Tottenham could affect his interational hopes.

The 6ft 7in striker is delighted to return to White Hart Lane, after starting his career at the club as a trainee.

“Of course it’s a gamble, but what can you do?” said Crouch.

“I am ambitious, I want to improve myself and I want to be part of a team that I think can achieve things.

“It’s going to be difficult to break into the top four, but if anyone has the potential, this club does. Harry has a great deal of belief in me and I hope I can repay him.”

“Although I could have gone somewhere and been first choice regardless of how you are playing, to keep you on your toes and improve you as a player you have to have competition and I am going to work hard and earn the shirt as much as anyone else.

“I’ve been in and out of the England side but when I’ve played I’ve always felt I’ve done well and scored goals (16 of them in 34 appearances).

“I’m confident that I’ll be playing every week and doing all I can to make sure I’m on that plane to South Africa (for the World Cup).

“If you want to play for England and a big club like Tottenham, you’ve got to make sure you’re scoring goals and playing well. I’ve been under that pressure however long my career has been going.

“I impose most pressure on myself. I have high expectations and I’ve got to make sure I do the business.”

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