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'There is always a chance'

Posted on 7 April 2011  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas refuses to throw in the towel on our Champions League dream.

'There is always a chance'

Jermaine Jenas refuses to throw in the towel on our Champions League dream.

The midfielder and his team-mates were left distraught after our 4-0 defeat against Real Madrid in the quarter-final, first leg at the Bernabeu.

Everything that could have gone wrong on Tuesday night did so with an early goal and Peter Crouch's sending off leaving us with a mountain to climb.

Midfielder JJ, who worked his socks off against wave after wave of Real Madrid attacks, was realistic about the standing of the tie but insists we'll go all-out attack to try and haul back the deficit.

"You don’t know what will happen back at White Hart Lane," said JJ, who chalked up the 200-appearance milestone for us in Madrid.

"Who is to say they won’t get a player sent off or something like that happens?

"We’ve come back a lot of times this season and we know it will be all-out attack.

"Of course it will be tough. Real Madrid are a top side and to have a four-goal advantage in their favour, you couldn’t get much tougher than that.

"But we know exactly what we’ll have to do and that is to go out and score goals. We'll throw everything at them.

"The manager loves to play attacking football anyway and we know what we've got to do, simple as that."

Before the return, we face a vital Premier League match against Stoke at the Lane on Saturday as we bid finish in the top four.

"We've not had the results we've wanted for a while and it's important we get back to form," added JJ.