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Eidur's delight

Posted on 22 March 2010  - 12:00

Eidur Gudjohnsen said the lads sensed straight away the importance of Saturday's victory at Stoke.

Eidur's delight

Eidur Gudjohnsen said the lads sensed straight away the importance of Saturday's victory at Stoke.

The 2-1 success at the Britiannia Stadium made it four wins on the trot as we battle for fourth place in the Barclays Premier League and stretched our run to just two defeats in 20 matches in all competitions going back to December.

Eidur struck his first goal in Spurs colours just 20 seconds into the second half, combining with Peter Crouch and holding off Abdoulaye Faye before firing into the top corner. Stoke levelled from the penalty spot but Niko Kranjcar's piledriver secured maximum points to maintain our fourth spot over the weekend.

"I was very pleased with my goal, but even more pleased with the result," said Eidur. "It's not an easy place to get a result and people have their opinions on how Stoke play, but you have to deal with it.

"You have to be ready for a battle and I thought we mixed it up well, played good football at times and grafted when we needed to. You have to be resilient and that's why we sensed it was a big result, we all felt that in the dressing room afterwards.

"Every win between now and the end of the season is another step towards fourth place and it will give us good confidence going into Wednesday."

Eidur was referring to Wednesday night's FA Cup quarter-final replay against Fulham at the Lane with a place in the semi-finals at Wembley up for grabs.

"It's sets us up nicely," he added. "It was a great win at Stoke but there is no time for us to relax because we want to be in the semi-finals of the FA Cup."