Erik seeks home comfort
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).
Erik Edman is hoping that a spot of home comforts will inspire the team back to winning ways when Portsmouth visit the Lane on Saturday.
It has been a tough couple of weeks on the road for the boys, with three away games since our last home fixture against Chelsea. Unfortunately, the only reward from trips to Crystal Palace, West Brom and Bolton was the securing of a replay from the FA Cup 4th round tie at the Hawthorns.
The Swede says the team are looking forward to playing on their own patch again.
"Definitely, everybody likes to play at the Lane - especially us - and now we really have to show what we are made of," reasoned the full-back, victim of a harsh penalty call at the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday. "We have lost three consecutive games in the league and that is not good enough for Tottenham."
The challenge of overcoming Portsmouth looms and Erik suspects is will be a testing afternoon against the side from the South Coast, who beat Middlesbrough at Fratton Park last time out.
"They are a tricky team," he added. "They fight hard, have Yakubu up front and Berger in the midfield who likes to shoot - they are unpredictable and on their day they are really strong.
"We hope they have a bad day."