Benoit Assou-Ekotto is determined to get the job done at the first attempt as we travel to Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday.
The full-back is fit again after missing last weekend’s draw at Newcastle with a knee injury.
He’s well aware that we’re in the middle of a tough sequence of away matches and doesn’t want to add an FA Cup replay to the mix.
So he’s after victory in the fourth round tie at Craven Cottage. “I would love to kill the game off as quickly as possible!” he smiled at Spurs Lodge this week.
“I just hope we won’t need a replay because we already have enough matches.
“This is an important month for us because we will need to beat a lot of teams as we try to finish in the first four.
“There is a big fight for those four places and we have to stay focused, try to win every game and we’ll see what happens.”
Benoit played in both of our wins against Fulham in the Premier League and is ready for another tough encounter by the River Thames.
“Fulham will want to win against us for their confidence and it won’t be easy, it never is at Craven Cottage,” he added.
“We’ve had hard games against them and perhaps we were a bit fortunate in the last game at Craven Cottage (2-1 win, October). It’s another derby match and when you play derbies, it’s never easy.”