Kranjcar: I want to forget that week as quickly as possible

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Niko Kranjcar admits that he is looking forward to put a disappointing week behind him for club and county.

The midfielder made his Tottenham debut as a replacement in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United last week, and was also part of the Croatian side which lost to England.

“I want to forget that week as quickly as possible,” said Kranjcar. “I had just one day’s training [at Spurs] and of course it’s not the start I wanted.

“We will see towards the end of the season how big the gap is [between Spurs and United]. I think one game won’t and can’t tell the difference, so we have to keep on working hard and believing in ourselves and try to get as close as we can to them.”

“Everyone is talking about the top four, but we can only take each game as it comes and hopefully we can achieve that towards the end of the season,” he said.

“Can we finish in or around the top six? We all believe that we have the players to achieve that, and hopefully we can finish higher than that.

“I think we have a lot of players who have experience in the big games and know what it takes to be up there, and defeat in one game is not enough to discourage us.”

“Of course when you come to a new club and you know four or five of the players and they are good friends it is easier – you know how they operate,” said Kranjcar. “Luka is a fantastic footballer. I think every single team without him has a great loss. I am looking forward to playing with him, and I think we work great as a partnership in the midfield.”

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