Crouch eyes place in Spurs history

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Peter Crouch has urged his Tottenham team-mates to make themselves White Hart Lane legends by giving the club a Champions League debut season to remember.

England striker Crouch is already assured of his place in Spurs folklore after his maiden European hat-trick in the 4-0 win against Young Boys propelled the club into the competition's group stage for the first time. And it was to the legendary 1961 double-winning team - who went on to reach the semi-finals of Europe's premier club competition the following year - that Crouch's thoughts turned after his own heroics.

"The double-winning 60s side was part of such a fantastic era in Tottenham's history and we've got a chance to try to be a part of that history," said the 6ft 7in hitman.

Thursday's group-stage draw - which saw Spurs handed tough clashes with holders Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and FC Twente - held no fears for Crouch, who reached the final with Liverpool three years ago.

"I wouldn't say this team is any worse than that," he said.

"I genuinely believe that we've got some fantastic, match-winning players.

"If we're organised and do a job away from home, I don't think any team will enjoy coming to White Hart Lane.

"We've got the players to take the game to them and, if we're on our game, we can beat anyone."

He added: "I think if we're solid and tactically aware, there's no limit to what we can achieve."

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