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Defensive solidarity

Posted on 8 December 2011  - 12:00

Scott Parker believes the lads will need to defend as a team and play our game on Sunday against Stoke.

Tough away fixtures in the Premier League often see the opposition ground described as a 'difficult place to go' - none more so than Stoke City's Brittania Stadium.

The Potters fans are famed for creating a lot of noise on match days and the atmosphere, combined with a robust Stoke side, always makes the trip a difficult one.

It is for this reason that Scott Parker believes the team will need to concentrate for the full 90 minutes on Sunday if we are to continue our fantastic run and make it 11 wins from 12 games.

"It is a difficult place to go to. The way they play, they put you under a lot of pressure at times. They've got the well-documented 'Rory Delap throw' and I think at any time in a game, when you play against Stoke, there's always a chance you could be under pressure in terms of where the ball is on the field," Scott told Spurs TV Online.

"There's no doubt, we're going to have to go there and defend as a team and hopefully show our quality going forward to go and win the game."

We have a good record at the Brittania having won our last two league fixtures away to Stoke. With the team in great form, Scott thinks that the players need to concentrate on their own game rather than the opposition on Sunday.

"We're on a very good run at the moment and things are going pretty well. It's about keeping our form, keeping our confidence and continuing to try and grind out results. It's a difficult game at the weekend but we're on a good streak; hopefully we can go to Stoke and get the three points.

"We're confident, we have a rhythm to our game, we know what we need to do, we know how to play. We just need to maintain that."