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Juande: All about us

Posted on 27 September 2008  - 12:00

Juande Ramos will ignore Portsmouth's form this week as he prepares the team for Sunday's clash at Fratton Park.

Juande: All about us

Juande Ramos will ignore Portsmouth's form this week as he prepares the team for Sunday's clash at Fratton Park.

Pompey suffered a 6-0 loss at Manchester City in the Carling Cup on Sunday before a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Chelsea in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

Both results came as a surprise - not least because Pompey only conceded 38 league goals last season and only 14 in 19 home games.

It was therefore suggested to the Head Coach that it would be a good time to play Harry Redknapp's men.

"They could think the same," responded Juande. "They could think that they are playing Spurs who are bottom of the table and it's easy for them.

"Each team is thinking about what is best for them and I am thinking about our team and our players.

"It's a difficult game, every game in the Premier League is the same and if we want to win we will have to work hard from the first minute to the final whistle.

"It's an important match for both teams and we hope for the best."

We travel to the south coast on the back of our first domestic victory of the campaign after beating Newcastle 2-1 in the Carling Cup at St James Park on Wednesday.

Having won in both UEFA and Carling Cups in the last week, was there a mental barrier to overcome to grab that first league win?

"They are all different competitions," added Juande. "Remember that the games we've lost in the Premier League have been there to win, they've been close but a goal against has made the difference.

"In the last game against Wigan we could have won but we didn't score. We had chances, it was possibly a penalty but we didn't score and therefore we didn't win.

"So no, I don't think it's a problem."

Juande Ramos