Teddy Sheringham's advice to the Spurs lads ahead of tomorrow's (Sunday) big Wembley clash is fundamental: Simply believe that you can achieve.
Ted, who played for both sides in an illustrious career that saw him win eight trophies, also reckons that Manchester United's 'favourites' tag will help Spurs as we can benefit from playing without pressure.
Talking in our latest hotspur magazine, Teddy says: "This is a fixture you want to play in as a footballer. As long as you can look back on it and say you gave it your best shot then that's all you can do."
And Teddy is convinced that the key to our success could be Roman Pavlyuchenko, backed up by a supreme team effort.
"Tottenham will need his goals and he has certainly been amongst them so far in the competition," adds Teddy. "He's in good nick and he's got the ability in him...but then whole team will have to be on top form, not just the main goalscorer."
So who will Sheringham be supporting on the day ?
"I won't have either hat on," smiles Teddy. "I have great affection for each side so I just hope it's an entertaining game...it will be because of the way the two teams like to play."
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