Tottenhams Brazilian midfielder Sandro, has urged his team-mates to show no-fear, when they square up against Spanish side Real Madrid next month, according to The Guardian.
Harry Redknapp’s side travel to the Bernabeu on April 5th, to face Madrid in their Champions League quarter final, but Sandro insists that no team should intimidate a team of Spurs’ quality
“Its a dream of mine, and any professional, to play against one of the biggest teams in the world – but we’re going to go there without fear. We know they’ve got some of the best players in the world like Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel di Maria – but at the same time we’ve got fantastic players and we wouldn’t have progressed so far in the competition if we didn’t.” said the youngster.
“People now know that Tottenham are one of the strongest teams in Europe, and we deserve to be up there playing against the best.”
Tottenham’s progression to the quarter finals of the Champions League has been by no means easy, with hard-fought wins against the two Italian giants Milan and Inter.
Spurs plan Gago move.
According to Fansfc.com Tottenham are being linked with a summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago.
The Argentine is struggling for first team football for Madrid this season, having only played 95-minutes in La Liga all campaign.
Spurs Manager Harry Redknapp is believed to be on the lookout for some quality signings in the summer to strengthen the side, and Gago is reportedly high on his wish list, although it is believed that the White Hart Lane side could face stiff competition from Liverpool.
Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho is believed to be willing to listen to all offers for the 24-year-old Argentinian international, and it is now down to whether Liverpool or Tottenham offer the best price.
Huddlestone return near.
Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone is making good progress towards coming back from injury, and could appear against Wigan on Saturday week, according to The Press Association.
The England midfielder has been out for four months, after undergoing ankle surgery in November, and on Friday he returned to full training with the Spurs squad.
Harry Redknapp is confident the reliable midfielder will be back for the clash at the DW Stadium on April the 2nd: “Tom’s a fantastic footballer and its great to have him back in training,” the Manager told the clubs official website.
“We’ve two weeks now where we can really work with him and hopefully get him ready for the next game.”