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One could forgive the Tottenham camp for dreading the visit of Manchester United to White Hart anyone has got canada goose coat Lane this afternoon.
Despite the distractions of the Rio Ferdinand affair, the Champions are bang in form after all, while Spurs have had a miserable time of late. A 4-0 thrashing at Newcastle last week was followed by Carling Cup elimination by Middlesbrough in midweek after a penalty shoot-out.
But far from facing the fear factor, Tottenham are trying to be positive about playing a side who have done the double over them in the past two seasons.
David Pleat is upbeat, describing the match as an early Christmas present because it gives Spurs the chance to raise their game and bounce back from the week’s disappointment.
Striker Robbie Keane, once coveted by Sir Alex Ferguson, echoes that view. ‘This is a great chance to get back on track. We usually have a good game against United but they usually come out on top, as they do against any club.
‘They are a world-class side best canada goose jacket for skiing with players that can change the game. So it’s going to be a tough game but hopefully we can turn on a good performance and get a good result.’
Spurs have already lost to Chelsea and Arsenal, so United are clear favourites to make it a clean sweep for the top three. Tottenham’s ambition is to be among the best of the rest, rather than at the wrong end buy canada goose coat black friday 2013 canada goose sale online of the table as they are now.
‘This is the tightest it’s been in the Premiership for a while, outside the top three,’ added Keane. ‘If you win a couple of games you’re right up there, but if you lose a few then you’re right down in the bottom three. It’s important over the Christmas time that we start collecting a few points.
Central to Tottenham’s form is the partnership between Keane and Freddie Kanouté, and the Irish striker acknowledges the Frenchman’s assistance.
‘Freddie’s done very well for us this season and scored a lot of goals. I think there’s a good future for me and him as a partnership. When we’ve played together buy canada goose parka ottawa we’ve done well. We’ve got to keep working hard and talk to each other. So far it’s been going well.’
Injuries to first Keane and then Kanouté affected Tottenham’s early-season form and led to the departure of Glenn Hoddle, which in canada goose coat 0f turn has led to fevered speculation about his eventual successor.
Martin O’Neill is a leading contender, and Keane would love to see his fellow Irishman at White Hart Lane. ‘I am a big fan of Celtic and O’Neill is a tremendous manager. The players that were with him at Leicester speak very highly of him and he comes across very well. Of course, I’d like him here but at the end of the day we’ve got nothing to do with who canada goose coat 1000 calorie a day diet takes over. Our job is to train and play and the board knows it’s their job to pick the manager.’
Keane is full of admiration for Ferguson and his team, especially his opposite number, Ruud van Nistelrooy. ‘Ruud’s one of the best strikers in the buy canada goose parka uk benefits of canada goose jacket world along with Henry and Ronaldo. Unfortunately, he’s got a habit of scoring against us.
‘Roy Keane’s a world class player and for as long as he’s still playing he’ll be a world class player.’ Robbie played with Roy for Ireland our web page, but his best friend in the United camp is the unfortunate Ferdinand, and Keane says of amazon canada goose jacket his former room-mate at Leeds: ‘I think it will be a release for him to play in the game.
‘I know he’s a strong character and single-minded. There’s no question that when he goes out on the pitch he’ll be doing the job for Man United. He’s a confident, bubbly lad who is always having a laugh in the dressing room. I don’t see any reason why that would change, although circumstances must be difficult for him. I feel sympathy for him.’
But not enough to hope that he is on the losing side today.