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Niko's great expectations

Posted on 27 August 2010  - 12:00

Niko Kranjcar tells Saturday's official matchday programme that we're not in the Champions League just to make up the numbers.

Niko's great expectations

Niko Kranjcar tells Saturday's official matchday programme that we're not in the Champions League just to make up the numbers.

The Croatian international reached the Champions League qualifying rounds a number of times with former club Dinamo Zagreb without ever making that final leap into the competition proper.

Now he's stepping into the group stages with the club for the first time and matches against reigning champions Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and FC Twente.

"I said from the first day I arrived here that Tottenham is a club geared up to play Champions League football," said the 26-year-old.

"The squad we have here is unbelievable, we have very, very good players and it really is set up for us to prove ourselves now.

"We should be competing at this level and should now try to push on and become a regular side in the Champions League.

"We are not going into the group stages just to participate. Our goal is to progress from the group and we believe we have the quality to do that. No-one will enjoy playing against us.

"It's my first time at this stage as well, it's a great feeling and I can't wait to be involved in the big games coming up.

"The whole club is excited, there is a huge history at Spurs and this is another step along the way. It's a massive achievement, certainly one we must enjoy."


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Match action from Wednesday's glory, glory night against Young Boys.

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Memory Match - Paul Stalteri recalls a previous clash with the Latics

One Goal Wonders - Johnnie Jackson's stunning strike against Charlton.


As well as the Wigan issue, supporters will also be able to purchase our matchday programme for Wednesday's Champions League play-off, second leg tie against BSC Young Boys.

Featuring an in-depth interview with skipper Ledley King and a whole host of articles, the A4 100-page programme commemorates our first-ever home game in the Champions League and is a must for all Spurs fan.

Programmes will be available from our programme sellers around the ground and at the Spurs Megastore.


The Wigan match is brought to you by the Spurs Holiday Club.

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