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Posted on 2 November 2012  - 17:37

While memories of our 9-1 victory over Wigan in 2009 always stir when The Latics visit White Hart Lane, Jermain Defoe believes Saturday's match will be far from easy.

Quick start

While the striker has fond memories of a fixture in which he scored five goals, he is not expecting a repeat performance at the weekend.

"It was a fantastic day. On a personal note, it was a dream come true. I'd love to do it again!" Jermain told Spurs TV.

"Winning a Premier League game 9-1 is not something many teams can do. Everybody played their part, not just the goalscorers.

"People might look at the fixture and think that because we beat them 9-1 a few years ago, every time we play Wigan it will be easy. That's not the case.

"I think they'll make it difficult for us. But with the way we're playing, and the confidence we have now, hopefully we can get the three points."

We are yet to score in the first half of a Premier League fixture at the Lane yet this season, and Jermain thinks it is crucial we get off to a quick start on Saturday.

"I think the first ten minutes will be important; the tempo has got to be be high and we've got to get off to a flying start.

"There have been a lot of games at White Hart Lane where we've been better in the second half than in the first, so I think it's important that we try and start well and get some goals."