Crouch demands more ruthless edge


Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch has claimed that Spurs must adopt a killer instinct if they are to progress in the Champions League.

Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead away to Werder Bremen, but were pegged back and had to take a 2-2 draw instead, a result most fans would have taken before the match started.

Crouch himself was on target, and says that Spurs need to adapt to the Champions League quickly.

“When you are away from home in the Champions League, the other team are always going to have chances.

“You have to defend well and ride out that storm. I think the disappointing thing was the goal just before half-time. That gave them hope and made their half-time team-talk a lot easier.

“We needed to carry on what we were doing. We were murdering them at times, certainly down the left-hand side with Gareth Bale, who was fantastic again, and I think we could have gone on and got more.

“We should have kept the ball more and kept going forward – we sat back a little bit and invited too much pressure on, but that is something we will learn from experience.

“We gave a good account of ourselves though.

“It is our first taste of Champions League football and I thought we played very well. We proved that we can be a match for any side, but we don’t want to get carried away because it is only one game.

“If you start taking your eye off the ball in this competition, then you get punished. We cannot allow that to happen.”

In additional Crouch-related news today, Abbey Clancy has announced her pregnancy, meaning our forward is set to become a father. Our congratulations go out to Peter!

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