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JD ready for 'rocking' night

Posted on 24 August 2010  - 12:00

Jermain Defoe is quite clear where he wants to spend his evenings in the foreseeable future - playing Champions League football.

JD ready for 'rocking' night

Jermain Defoe is quite clear where he wants to spend his evenings in the foreseeable future - playing Champions League football.

The striker is ready to play his part in the biggest game at the Lane in recent memory as we take on Switzerland's Young Boys in the second leg of our Champions League play-off.

We're aiming to turn over a 3-2 deficit from the first leg in Switzerland with a place in the group stage of Europe's elite competition at stake.

‘JD' trained on Tuesday after missing Saturday's win at Stoke and can't wait to be part of a ‘rocking' evening at the Lane.

"It's one of the biggest games of my career, but not just for me, for all the players," said Jermain. "Everyone is looking forward to it.

"We worked so hard last season to get here, showed great consistency to finish fourth and that's difficult in such a hard league. Now we want to make the most of it, win this game and get through to the group stages.

"The stadium will be rocking as it always is. It's something the fans have been looking forward to for a number of years and to be involved in a game like this is great.

"It's a massive occasion and everyone wants to play in the Champions League.

"On Tuesday or Wednesday nights you don't want to be at home watching Eastenders, you want at the Lane playing against some of the best players in the world, or playing at their fantastic stadiums.

"For a lot of the lads it's the first time we've played in the Champions League and it's great, especially after putting all the hard work in last season. We all feel we deserve to be on that stage."

Young Boys stormed into a 3-0 lead inside 30 minutes of the first leg at the Stade de Suisse but JD insisted he wasn't surprised by their display.

"I remember watching a video before the game and I was impressed with how they moved the ball around," he added. "They have good players, lots of energy and played with five in midfield, so they had the extra man and that was difficult.

"We knew it would be tough and it will be the same again at White Hart Lane."

COMING SOON - We'll have highlights of Jermain and Harry Redknapp's press conferences held on Tuesday on Spurs TV Online and the official Spurs App...