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Posted on 6 March 2008  - 12:00

Paul Robinson believes he is in line for a tough examination when PSV Eindhoven visit the Lane tonight.

Paul Robinson believes he is in line for a tough examination when PSV Eindhoven visit the Lane tonight.We take on the Dutch champions in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Cup, the current league leaders having trained on the White Hart Lane turf last night. It will be a first meeting between the two sides in European competition, their last visit to N17 coming in August 2003 in a pre-season friendly, when Guus Hiddink's side - which also featured one Young-Pyo Lee - ran out 2-0 winners.

PSV are a much-changed outfit since that afternoon, but the goalkeeper suspects a clean sheet could well be the most vital ingredient against Sef Vergoossen's team.

"I think it is a tough draw and we have done a lot of work this week in training," reported Robbo. "PSV are in a very strong league position, which they are most years, they are a top team and a more than competent side in Europe.

"We need to win, we've got home advantage and we want to win by as many goals as possible. It is easier said than done, but we want get a good home win and hopefully a clean sheet tonight.

"It is important for us not to let in an away goal, if we score four or five it is perhaps not so important, but it will not be one of those type of games. We need to keep it tight and hopefully get one or two goals of our own."

Robbo added that he does not anticipate PSV simply coming to contain and feels this could work to our advantage.

"That is good for us. With the way the boss has got us playing it will be an advantage if they do attack us because it could leave some spaces for our forwards to create some chances and hopefully convert some goals."

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