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FANS-TASTIC!

Posted on 23 January 2008  - 12:00

Juande Ramos, Gus Poyet and the players were united in their praise for the fans after our Carling Cup semi-final victory over Arsenal.

Juande Ramos, Gus Poyet and the players were united in their praise for the fans after our Carling Cup semi-final victory over Arsenal.

There was an electric atmosphere inside the Lane before kick-off, so you can imagine how the noise levels increased after every goal, the roof lifting off when Steed Malbranque tapped home the fifth and final goal in injury time. Even Gunners legend Paul Merson - in the studio working for Sky Sports - was moved to comment on the stadium 'rocking'. "That crowd was brilliant," he commented.

Head Coach Juande beamed: "To get to a final in such a short period of time since I came here is a fantastic achievement and even more so for the fans, who are tremendously happy. It's been a long time since they've had a flavour of a final. That makes it all the more satisfying."

"For us to win for every Spurs supporter all over the world is fantastic," added coach Gus. "The atmosphere can never be a better one than this because it is Arsenal and it is our house. So if you want to celebrate a big victory I think this was the perfect day."

Robbie Keane, goalscorer on the night and second longest serving player in the current squad behind Ledley King, knew how much it meant to everyone. "Since I have been here we have not beaten Arsenal so it is a special occasion for the players but also the fans who come here week in, week out.

"We've had disappointments so it was great for us to be able to do that for them. We are absolutely buzzing and now we can look forward to a final."

Dimitar Berbatov was almost at a loss for words when asked about the atmosphere in the stadium. "There are no words to describe it," he said. "We did it for them and every fan who loves Tottenham. Now let’s hope we can go to Wembley and do it again."

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