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Up to us - Crouchy

Posted on 26 March 2010  - 12:00

Peter Crouch insists results going our way in the Premier League this week will mean nothing unless we go out and beat Portsmouth at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Up to us - Crouchy

Peter Crouch insists results going our way in the Premier League this week will mean nothing unless we go out and beat Portsmouth at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Wednesday was the perfect night at the Lane as we booked a place at Wembley in the semi-finals of the FA Cup by beating Fulham 3-1 in a quarter-final replay while at the same time, Manchester City and Aston Villa dropped points in the Premier League.

City's game in hand on us ended in a 2-0 defeat at home to Everton while Villa were held 1-1 at home by Sunderland.

Those results meant we held on to our fourth place in the table with City two points adrift and both Liverpool and Villa four points behind, Liverpool having played a game more.

The excitement of the fans was tangible as the results were flashed across the Jumbotron screens at the Lane and 'Crouchy' said the players were fully aware of what was going on elsewhere.

"We knew straight away, as soon as we got in the changing room," he said. "You couldn't fail to hear the cheers around the ground when the goals were going in and after the game we heard City had lost and Villa had drawn.

"It was fantastic for us but we've still got a lot of work to do.

"We've got to make sure we get the points on the board, otherwise those results mean nothing.

"It's still down to us and that starts with Portsmouth on Saturday. We've got to pick up points and, certainly, with game at home against the team that is bottom of the table, we need to make sure we do a job and get a result.

"We've got some difficult games to play and I still think it will go right down to the wire."

Crouchy was delighted with the win against Fulham to book another match against Pompey, this time in the semi-final at Wembley on Sunday, April 11.

"It's a fantastic feeling to be going to Wembley and with a real chance of getting to the final," he added.

"I said at the start of the season I wanted to join a club that was going places. I really believed that would happen at Tottenham Hotspur and I think I've been proved right so far."