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Tough tie

Posted on 11 January 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Chris Hughton feels we've been handed one of the toughest ties in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Monday's draw dished up a trip to West Brom - one of only three certain all-Premier League ties in the last 32 although if, as expected, Manchester United topple Exeter they will make it four with a home draw against Middlesbrough.

"It's a very difficult tie," said coach Chris. "At this stage of the FA Cup to be drawn away to any Premier League side, however well they are doing at the moment, is a tough one."

Chris is now looking for us to build on our superb away form this season.

We've already completed eight away wins this term, five in the Barclays
Premiership and our seven clean sheets on the road in the league is our best since 1981-82.

"Our away form has been good," he said. "We haven't conceded many goals and we're certainly in better shape this season than previous seasons."

We fought out at 1-1 draw in the league at The Hawthorns back in August with Jermain Defoe equalising Zoltan Gera's early strike.

"If I look at our performance there earlier in the season I thought we played well and probably did enough to win the game," added Chris. "At that stage it was a good away draw.

"We're in a better position this season as a club and team to go away from home in difficult games like this and get something."