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Crouchy in the programme

Posted on 24 November 2010  - 12:00

Peter Crouch is the main feature in our tonight's latest 100-page, A4 special Champions League programme.

Crouchy in the programme

Peter Crouch tells this evening's official programme that the euphoria of Saturday's stunning victory at the Emirates will take some time to fade, but he insists our sole focus now must be on achieving a win against Werder Bremen.

'Crouchy' was part of the squad which finally ended our 68-game sequence without a win against one of the 'Big Four' sides and the 17-year run since our last success away to our North London rivals, with that dramatic 3-2 win on Saturday lunchtime.

However, he points out that Saturday's win, as spectacular and thrilling as it was, counts for nothing this evening as the Champions League bandwagon rolls back into town.

Naturally, confidence will be high among the players while our German opponents Werder Bremen arrive in N17 on the back of a 4-0 defeat to FC Schalke at the weekend and a 6-0 drubbing to lowly Stuttgart just a couple of matches ago.

But as any follower of the England national team will testify, you write German sides off at your peril!

"We know Bremen are not in a great position in their domestic league, but we also know that it doesn't matter about league form when it comes to the Champions League," said the striker, who will be looking to added to his five goals so far in the competition.

"Every team raises their game in this competition, it's always such a fantastic occasion so I think league form will go out of the window and it will be all about the two teams on the night.

"Bremen have their dangers, they have good players especially the lad in midfield, Marko Marin, he's someone we will need to be cautious of, but I still genuinely believe we've got enough quality tonight to get the result we need and qualify from the group."

ELSEWHERE IN THE PROGRAMME...

Harry Redknapp - The manager's exclusive column in every home match.

Steffen Freund - The fans favourite and former German international on what we can expect from Werder Bremen.

Match report - Pictures and views from the win at Arsenal.

One-goal wonders - David Tuttle's strike against Hajduk Split.

Spurs in Europe - We recall the 1973-74 UEFA Cup campaign.

Memory match - Club legend Phil Beal on the 1974 trip to Locomotive Leipzig.