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Here to win - Kyle

Posted on 15 September 2011  - 12:00

Kyle Walker insists the lads are determined to kick-off the group stages of Europa League with victory over PAOK in Greece.

Kyle Walker insists the lads are determined to kick-off the group stages of Europa League with victory over PAOK in Greece.

We meet the Greek Super League team in our first match of Group A with Shamrock Rovers hosting Russians Rubin Kazan in Dublin.

Much has been made of the atmosphere we can expect in the Toumba Stadium tonight - kick-off 6pm UK time - and Kyle says he's looking forward to the experience.

"The stadium looks very compact," he said after a visit for the pre-match press conference. "The crowd will get behind their players and when you go to an away game it's important to quieten the crowd.

"We have the players to do that. We have some good ball players and we just need to play the game we are taught to play at Tottenham and the rest will take care of itself.

"We have come here to win. We don't play to draw or lose. If we play to our ability and to how we have been taught to play then there is no reason why we can't get the result."

With approaching 100 appearances in the Premier League and Championship at the age of just 21, Kyle, who started Saturday's Premier league win at Wolves, is seen as one of the more experienced players in the travelling party.

"I was thinking about that the other day," he smiled. "I am only 21 but to be named as a senior player...I have just got to try and guide the younger lads through it the best I can.

"Obviously they all know how to play football. It is not rocket science to them. They have more than enough ability without me telling them what to do."