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'One of the great nights' - Crouchy

Posted on 6 May 2010  - 12:00

Peter Crouch describes the night he booked our place in the Champions League for the first time in our history as one of the best of his career.

'One of the great nights' - Crouchy

Peter Crouch describes the night he booked our place in the Champions League for the first time in our history as one of the best of his career.

The striker's 81st minute strike gave us the three points needed to put us out of reach of closest rivals and opponents on the night Manchester City in the race for fourth place.

And ‘Crouchy' feels the 1-0 win was a thoroughly deserved result after a fantastic performance in what was such a massive game.

He said: "Their keeper was playing extremely well and I think we deserved to be in front before the goal. I think we'd have been thoroughly disappointed if we had drawn the game

"But we kept plugging away and creating chances, so we knew it would come eventually. I was in the right place at the right time and delighted to get on the end of it.

"I'd rank this night right up there with one of the best I've ever been a part of."

‘Crouchy' has been in the Champions League before with Liverpool, and since joining from Portsmouth last summer he believes he has been part of a side well worthy of a place in Europe's elite competition.

He added: "When I joined in the summer I couldn't believe how the Club had been underachieving with the fantastic squad of players we have.

"We can replace international players with international players, and on the balance of play tonight, as well as over the course of the season, I think we deserve fourth place.

"It's the best competition in the world, with the best players in the world and any player would want to be part of it.

"I remember those Champions League nights at Anfield being so special and I believe they can be just as special at White Hart Lane."