Malouda eyes history
Florent Malouda believes Chelsea can use the recent victory over Man Utd to inspire them on to a historic Double.
Last Updated: 17/04/10 2:24pm
Florent Malouda believes Chelsea can use the recent victory over Manchester United to inspire them on to a historic Double.
The Blues face Portsmouth in the FA Cup final next month and are also four points clear at the top on the Premier League with just four games to play.
Next up is a tough trip to White Hart Lane on Saturday to take on a Spurs side who are still in the hunt for fourth place in the top flight.
While Chelsea have not won at Spurs for two seasons, Malouda believes they can grab a victory this time, inspired by their recent 2-1 win over champions Man United at Old Trafford.
The midfielder told SunSport: "Maybe this (winning at White Hart Lane) is a way for us to show that this is our year. We have a chance to change recent history by beating Spurs and to make history too by winning the Double.
"I lost there last season and we also lost in the Carling Cup final to them. The crowd and the atmosphere is very hostile towards us at White Hart Lane.
"But the inspiration for us has to be the game at Old Trafford three weeks ago. When we play like that against a team like Man Utd we know we can get results against anyone."
The Blues are currently hot favourites with Sky Bet to win the Premier League but Malouda is taking nothing for granted as the side aim to win the title in Carlo Ancelotti's first season as boss.
He added: "We know we cannot relax because there is still a lot to be done. Step by step, game by game is how we are approaching it but of course we wish that the manager can win in his first season."
Malouda believes Chelsea have been inspired towards the Double by their UEFA Champions League quarter-final exit to Inter Milan, going on to be unbeaten in their last six league and FA Cup games, including five successive wins.
He said: "We have had problems and bad moments - losing to Inter was one. But we had the tools to find an answer and we can now win two trophies."
He also believes they have learned from the experience of their last-gasp loss to Barcelona in the Champions League last term.
"Even last year after we lost to Barcelona in the semi we reacted well, won the FA Cup and that taught us a lesson. This season it's just as difficult to win the Premier League as it is the Champions League," he said.
"Look at the teams you have to beat to win the Premier League. Add Man City who have caused us big problems this year and you know this is a very tough competition."