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Walker convinced AVB will lead Spurs into Champions League

Kyle Walker, Tottenham Hotspur. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Kyle Walker, Tottenham Hotspur. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

Sunday, November 11, 2012
10:34 AM

Kyle Walker believes Tottenham have the players and the manager to secure qualification for the Champions League.

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Spurs must bounce back from a 1-0 Premier League defeat to Wigan at home last week and though they beat Maribor in the Europa League on Thursday, they face perhaps their stiffest test this afternoon at the home of champions Manchester City.

With boss Andre Villas-Boas still to win over the White Hart Lane faithful, a victory at the Etihad Stadium would pacify the boo-boys but Kyle is convinced the Portuguese is the right man to lead them into the European promised land.

“With the players we have and the players we brought in, I am more than confident [we can finish in the top four],” the England right-back said.

“We just need to keep listening to the gaffer and his tactics.

“If we do that then I most definitely think that we will get the results we need.

“It was disappointing how it went last year but that’s just the way it goes.”

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Tottenham Hotspur

Nickname: The Lilywhites.

Ground: White Hart Lane (capacity 36,310).

Founded: 1882.

Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1951, 1961

Second Division: 1920, 1950.

Southern League: 1900.

FA Cup: 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991.

League Cup: 1971, 1973, 1999, 2008.

Uefa Cup: 1972, 1984.

Cup Winners’ Cup: 1963.

Leading goalscorers: Jimmy Greaves, 379.

Leading appearances: Steve Perryman, 854.