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Niko's goal

Posted on 6 October 2009  - 12:00

Niko Kranjcar hopes his strike at Bolton is the first of many in a Spurs shirt.

Niko's goal

Niko Kranjcar hopes his strike at Bolton is the first of many in a Spurs shirt.

The Croatian midfielder drilled home from Peter Crouch's knockdown to register our first equaliser in the 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.

Niko showed great technique to make light work of fizzing home a tricky chance in blustery conditions.

Vedran Corluka made it a Croatian double to secure a point in the second half.

"To be honest, I was never that satisfied with the amount of goals I scored at Portsmouth," he said afterwards. "Hopefully I can score more than that here.

"We know the strikers are going to score their goals because of the quality they have but the midfield needs to chip as well and we've been doing that."

In fact, the whole team has been doing that - when Vedran looped home his header it meant that all 11 of our outfield players on show at the Reebok, including substitute Jermain Defoe, had scored this season.

Meanwhile Niko, making only his second full start, reiterated the thoughts of both Harry Redknapp and his Croatian compatriot 'Charlie' that the team deserved credit for fighting back from 1-0 and 2-1 down in what is always one of the toughest away days in the Barclays Premier League.

"It's good we came back from being behind twice but we came here to win and we had the chances to do that," he added.

"The start wasn't the best and Bolton scored early but we stuck at it, got the equaliser and then we had good chances at the end."