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Juande: No Fear

Posted on 29 August 2008  - 12:00

Juande Ramos believes we must show Chelsea no fear and go all out for the win when we meet our London rivals at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Juande: No Fear

Juande Ramos believes we must show Chelsea no fear and go all out for the win when we meet our London rivals at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Although we are coming off the back of two defeats in our opening two games of the season, the Head Coach has been buoyed by a good week's training at Spurs Lodge.

Having famously defeated the Blues in last season's Carling Cup Final, and matched them all the way in a thrilling 4-4 draw at The Lane in March, Juande is expecting another close fought encounter this time around.

He said: "We've had an excellent week of work and all the players have worked very hard in training.

"We're aware of the fact we need to start getting points on the board, and I think having a game like Chelsea at this time gives us a great chance to lift the spirits around the Club.

"We know we'll be playing against one of the top sides in the league, but that often spurs you on to get a result, and we know we can play well against them.

"If you go to Chelsea and try to put everyone behind the ball, it's likely that the game will end in defeat.

"The game plan should be to go there and play with an ambitious attacking style of football without fear and show a lot of character. That's the way forward when playing Chelsea.

"It's been fairly even in recent games between the sides. We lost at Stamford Bridge last season but won the Carling Cup Final, and then we drew at The Lane.

"It's going to be a close-run affair this time, and the team that takes its chances on the day will be the one who prevails."