Crouch expects tougher games
Peter Crouch has warned Spurs fans that they will not be able to see free-flowing football every week.
By James Riach
Last Updated: 08/09/09 5:30pm
Tottenham forward Peter Crouch has warned Spurs fans that they will not be able to see free-flowing football every week.
The tall striker bagged the first goal in Spurs' 2-1 win over Birmingham City to secure their fourth win out of four, after coming on to replace the injured Luka Modric.
But Crouch has warned the White Hart Lane faithful that they will not be able to play champagne football all the time, and that Spurs will have to grind out results against certain teams.
He said: "You can play great football like we did at Hull, a fantastic performance, but sometimes you have to dig in and get a result and that's what we did on this occasion (against Birmingham.)
"Teams realise we've got a lot of quality and they will perhaps sit back with one up front and try to nick a goal on the break
"We've got to expect that and overcome that and as we proved against Birmingham, if we keep going, we can get the results.
"You have to look at the teams who win titles, Manchester United, Chelsea - they play fantastic football but sometimes they dig in and win 1-0, even at home."
Spurs will be keen for the Premier League fixtures to restart after the international break and they take on champions Manchester United on Saturday.