Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Tom Huddlestone Hopes For Another Super Strike Against Manchester Citye

Spurs big-hitter believes his team's Champions League fate is 'in their hands'...
Tom Huddlestone is hoping to produce another wonder strike when his Tottenham Hotspur face Manchester City on Wednesday night.

The 23-year-old midfielder scored his first ever goal for Spurs against City back in 2006 and has since become well-known for his powerful strikes.

His long range drive against Bolton secured three points in the race for fourth last weekend and the former Derby County man would be delighted if he could repeat that strike in the Champions League decider tonight.

"The goal against Bolton has warmed me up nicely," he told Spurs' official website.

"It would be great to do it again but the three points are more important."

Huddlestone's goal against Bolton ensured Tottenham go into Wednesday's fixture with a slender one-point lead over the Citizens and the former England Under-21 international was keen to stress the importance of the match.

"It's a massive game," he said. "People have built it up as the Champions League decider but it's in our hands and with two games left, we'd have certainly taken this position at the start of the season."

Huddlestone also believes the match will be a great game for the supporters, citing both team's attacking styles.

"Both teams play a similar style - two wingers, two strikers - so I think it will be an open game, just a bit more tense than usual," he said.

Huddlestone is confident in his team-mates and singled out the role of Benoit Assou-Ekotto in the build up to his vital goal last weekend.

"He laid a nice ball to me and I couldn't really do anything else other than hit it as hard as I could first-time.

"To be fair, Benoit has a great shot, as we saw against Liverpool, but his disguise of passes is equally as good and he disguised that pass to me. Luckily, it went in."

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