A special day - Les
Les Ferdinand has summed up what it means to play in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on home soil.
Bolton travel to White Hart Lane for a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday as we play for the right step out at Wembley in the semi-finals.
“It doesn’t get any better than this - the quarter-final of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane,” said Les, who won the League Cup with us in 1999 but didn’t make it into the FA Cup Final in his illustrious career.
“I was fortunate enough to play in the semi-final for Spurs, but a quarter-final, knowing you are then one stop away from the final, is special. The lads will be up for it.
“We’ve had a run of sticky results but that was going to happen at some stage of the season, it’s very rare you go through a season without losing a couple of games on the bounce.
“Hopefully we’ll get over it, get back to winning ways and put in a performance against Bolton, score some goals and bring some confidence back.”
Meanwhile, Les doesn’t subscribe to the theory that Bolton won’t take this tie seriously as they fight for Premier League survival.
“I see them taking every game seriously, they are trying to get into the winning habit, we’re trying to get back into it,” he added.
“Once you’ve won one game, you don’t then want to go easy in the FA Cup and not put a strong side out. What you are trying to do is gain momentum, so I’m expecting a tough game.”