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No pressure, no fear

Posted on 25 April 2009  - 12:00

Robbie Keane believes we can go to Old Trafford and play without pressure today against title-chasing Manchester United.

No pressure, no fear

Robbie Keane believes we can go to Old Trafford and play without pressure today against title-chasing Manchester United.

Our captain feels the onus is on them to get the three points in order to pull away at the top of the Barclays Premier League table.

And as a result, we can relax in the knowledge that playing our natural game has seen us lose just twice in our last 12 games and win six of the last eight.

So Robbie hopes continuing in the same vein of form will be enough to get a result against the champions.

"It's always a tough place to go because they have fantastic players, and they will need the three points because they're going for the title," he said.

"But we've done well against the top four this year, so we should go there and play the way we usually do.

"We know it's going to be difficult, but we've got a great chance.

"It always helps when you're playing with confidence, and we certainly are at the moment - but so are United.

"Some might say they're in a little bit of a blip but they had a good result against Portsmouth in midweek, and it's always going to be tough against a team like United in their own back yard anyway.

"But we've got nothing to lose and we can just go there and play how we have been - the pressure is on them, so hopefully that will be to our advantage."

Overall, it is an occasion that Robbie feels he and the team should relish, as he told Spurs TV Online this week.

"These are the games players want to be involved in because Old Trafford is a great stadium to play in when it's a full house.

"It's always a good game between two good footballing sides. I'm sure this will be no different and hopefully we can come out on top."