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TEEMU'S TARGET

Posted on 1 December 2005  - 12:00

Teemu Tainio is now even more desperate than before to get in on the goalscoring act - especially as Edgar Davids has added his name to the scoresheet.

Teemu Tainio is now even more desperate than before to get in on the goalscoring act - especially as Edgar Davids has added his name to the scoresheet.

Of the regular midfield performers, Teemu and Michael Carrick will be eager to find the net, with Jermaine Jenas and now Edgar off and running.

"I said to Edgar that I couldn't believe he has scored before me... I have to score one now, it is getting close but as long as the team is winning I am happy," said Teemu without complete conviction, before adding that he believes there are goals in his midfield locker.

"I hope so and hope to prove it very soon."

His next opportunity will come against Sunderland at the Lane on Saturday, a game he is wary of being described as a 'home banker'

"That is the dangerous part," he cautioned. "They desperately need points and will want to fight for every ball. We have to be aware of that, but we are playing at home and have to win.

"People might expect an easy win but I don't think it will be an easy game at all. What we have to do is get an early goal and get going. I am confident though, things are looking well now even though we haven't won so many games recently, but things are getting better and better."