Chris Hughton says that Cup football always fires the imagination of all at the club.
We take on Manchester City in the last 16 of the Carling Cup tonight at White Hart Lane but Chris insists, while Cup ties stir the juices, it is consistency across the board that is being strived for.
"That has always been the case here but, what we are trying to achieve here, is a level of consistency throughout all the competitions," said Chris. "For us though, with the position that we're in, this is a cup that we take very seriously and hope to make progress."
Despite a recent blip, Chris views Manchester City as a clear and present danger to our Carling Cup ambitions and knows that the team will need to click straight into gear to progress into the draw for the quarter-finals.
"When you look at the City side on paper they are a very good team with the strikeforce and options they've got. They have a manager that likes to play a very open game and generally produces attack-minded teams.
"I always view City as a team that can be dangerous at any time - irrespective of what sort of run they are having. I think they are capable of raising their game because they have that type of player," added Chris, who hopes that the evening will help banish memories of Saturday's unfortunate defeat at Blackburn.
"You certainly have to think about the last game and where you can improve on that, but we now have the opportunity to go into a big game and the chance of going through to the next round."