Crouch - Spurs can beat Barca
Peter Crouch believes Spurs can reach the Champions League final - even if they draw Barcelona.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 10/03/11 6:42pm
Peter Crouch believes Tottenham can reach the Champions League final - even if they get drawn against Barcelona.
Spurs edged into the quarter-finals with a 0-0 draw against AC Milan on Wednesday night having won 1-0 at the San Siro three weeks ago.
Harry Redknapp's men spent most of the second leg on the back foot but deserved to go through, with Crouch's late winner in Milan proving decisive.
Spurs may favour the likes of Schalke or Shakhtar Donetsk in the last eight but given their home form in Europe, Crouch would not be afraid of facing Arsenal's conquerors Barca over two legs.
Before Wednesday night's draw, Spurs had won all four of their previous Champions League games at White Hart Lane this season.
"Why can't we go all the way?" said Crouch.
"We're in the quarter-finals, there is not far to go now and we see light at the end of the tunnel.
"It doesn't matter who we get. We have just beaten the Italian league leaders.
Joy to watch
"Barcelona were a joy to watch against Arsenal but we've got match-winners in our dressing room and we've proved we can be resilient, so why can't we get to the final?
"Barcelona are the team to beat and if we drew them in the next round it would be difficult.
"But on our day at White Hart Lane and with the crowd behind us, we can beat anyone."
Crouch reached the 2007 final with Liverpool, when the Reds lost 2-1 to Milan in Athens.
And the England striker, 30, reckons the current Tottenham squad has the edge over a Liverpool side that featured the likes of Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Jose Reina.
"Individually, we're better than that Liverpool team," he added.
"We were very organised and knew our jobs inside out (at Liverpool) but we have better individuals and more attacking flair here."