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Posted on 17 August 2010  - 12:00

Clive Allen gave a video interview pitchside at the Stade De Suisse prior to our Monday night training session - and we have made it available exclusively to our SpursOnSide Twitter followers!

Video exclusive on Twitter!

Clive Allen gave a video interview pitchside at the Stade De Suisse prior to our Monday night training session - and we have made it available exclusively to our SpursOnSide Twitter followers!

The first team coach was in Bern over the past weekend on a watching brief on tonight's Champions League Play-Off opponents BSC Young Boys.

He says: "We've left no stone unturned. We've had them watched both home and away and we've studied them on video.

"They're definitely a footballing side, a team that likes to pass the ball, so we need to put them under pressure and hurry them up.

"They do have a good home record although they lost their league game on Saturday. My view is that had an eye on this game.

"We know Fenerbahce came here and got a very good result, a 2-2 draw, but Young Boys then went to Turkey and won 1-0, so we cannot underestimate them either here or back at White Hart Lane and we have to go about our business."

And who better to speak to about artificial pitches than Clive? He was a Queens Park Rangers player when they became the first British club to install what was then known as a ‘plastic pitch' at their Loftus Road home in 1981.

Tonight's game will be played on the most up-to-date version of artificial surfaces, and Clive adds: "It's a quality surface and one the players will enjoy playing on. If we pass the ball well, I can see it suiting us.

"It's an amazing contrast [from the old QPR surface]. The way the ball bounces and rolls, it's near enough grass now, whereas that was a very hard and fast surface that certainly took its toll on the joints! This is a surface we can have no complaints about."

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