Spurs playing away to QPR brought back some unhappy memories of last season and that 1-0 defeat, courtesy of old boy Adel Taraabt. While Tottenham will argue that we deserved the win, QPR parked the bus effectively and could have snatched the game with a prolific centre forward leading the line.
Last season’s loss came in the middle of a run of poor results that ultimately saw us lose third place and after the match Scott Parker, who had been an early substitute for the injured Sandro, said that the players were determined not to slip up again.
‘It’s in everyone’s mind because it’s happened before,” Scott said.
“We need to maintain our performances. We have some tough fixtures coming up but we’ve got some players coming back from injury. Hopefully we can freshen it up that way. I’m sure we’ll be fine.”
“We’ve lost some world-class players but we’ve added some too. Maybe we’ll learn from the last two years and stay strong.”
February has marked the start of a slump in recent seasons but as Parker states, the returns from injury means that at present, only two first teamers are on the physio’s bench. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Adebayor may be off to AFCON but overall the club seems to be in a much better position from which to maintain that Champions League Challenge.