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JJ's fortress

Posted on 29 May 2009  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas believes we have turned White Hart Lane back into the sort of place opposition teams do not want to come to.

JJ's fortress

Jermaine Jenas believes we have turned White Hart Lane back into the sort of place opposition teams do not want to come to.

We conceded only 10 goals in the league on our home ground throughout 2008-09, and we have only lost once there in all competitions under Harry Redknapp.

But having lost three of our first five games at The Lane during the season just gone, JJ was concerned our tradition of home success may have been evaporating.

However, we are currently on a run that has seen us win our last six games in N17, and the midfielder believes this success is mainly down to the fans who consistently fill the stadium.

"We've turned White Hart Lane back into a fortress," said JJ. "I remember when I first came here, we just never used to lose at home.

"No matter what game you played, and whether we were 1-0 down, you just never got the feeling that you wouldn't win that day.

"But that feeling did perhaps creep in at the start of the season, and we did well to eradicate that and get that fight back.

"To be fair, I think the fans have got a lot to take credit for. They've been great and the atmosphere has been electric for most games throughout the season.

"Win, lose or draw, they've been there and helped us get back to where they believe we should be as well."

And now JJ is just hopeful we can convert such impressive home form into our games on the road next season, although he believes good signs are there.

"If we can take that into next season, our away form is also starting to improve, having gone to places like Man City and Villa and won in 2008-09."