Parker acknowledges tough test against Newcastle

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker has admitted that his side face a difficult task when they face Newcastle at White Hart Lane this Saturday, tottenhamhotspur.com reports.

The England international has developed as one of the most important players in the Tottenham midfield since his summer switch from Championship side West Ham. Parker was superb again in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Monday night and is expected to be part of the England side travelling to Euro 2012. Spurs have lost just two of their last 22 Premier League games, but face a Newcastle side who have won four out of their last five and are in fine form.

Parker believes that Spurs have had a fantastic season and have to stick together through the current injury crisis at the club. Spurs have Rafael van der Vaart, Emmanuel Adebayor and Aaron Lennon on the sideline and Kyle Walker only just made the game against Liverpool with injury. The 31 year old insists that Spurs will keep performing and keep pushing towards their Champions League dreams.

‘I’m sure it will be a great game. We’re at home and we look forward to it. We’re strong at home. Newcastle have got a good squad and a very good manager who is organised and it will be a difficult game, but we’ll look to win it. It’s been a fantastic season and there’s still a long way to go. We’ve missed key players as well, we’ve got a lot of players out. I’m excited with what’s in progress here and looking forward to the remaining games.’

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