Michael Carrick takes the motto 'in it to win it' into Wednesday night's Carling Cup quarter-final cracker against Liverpool.
Both sides will step out at the Lane in good heart - we ended a run of defeats in the Barclays Premiership with a win against high-flying Middlesbrough while Liverpool topped Arsenal at Anfield.
Now a place in the semi-finals is up for grabs. "Everyone's excited because it's the quarter-final of the cup and we want to go on and win it," stated Michael at Spurs Lodge. "That's why we're in the competition.
"Liverpool played well against Arsenal, scored great goals and we'll have to wait and see what team they put out.
"But to play Liverpool at home is a big, big game and we're all looking forward to it."