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Milan wary of Crouch threat

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While all Tottenham Hotspur supporters, in the lead up to the club's Champions League last-16 second leg against AC Milan, are worrying whether winger Gareth Bale will be fit or not, the Milan players have got far more on their mind than the prospects of coming up against the Welshman.

Bale missed the first leg in the San Siro, but his omission was hardly noticeable as Peter Crouch steered Spurs towards a memorable first leg victory.

And it's the 6ft 7in striker that Rossoneri duo Thiago Silva and Robinho believe will be the main threat at White Hart Lane.

"He is the strongest player I have marked in the Champions League," said Silva.

Robinho said; "They play in a different way, focusing on physical strength, plenty of crosses into the box, especially because they have a very tall player in Peter Crouch. I think they will play exactly the same way again."

 

Crouch's strike partner, Jermain Defoe will also be looking to trouble the Milan defence, as he hunts down his 100th Spurs goal,

after taking his tally to 99 with a stunning brace against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, and despite being down the pecking order the England striker wants the chance to star against the Italian side.

"If I score my 100th goal for Spurs on Wednesday night there will be a reason why because I always believe things happen for a reason.

"It'll be a tough game (against Milan). I hope I'm playing and if I can score and win the game then it'll be great."

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Tottenham Hotspur
Football
Peter Crouch
UEFA Champions League
Jermain Defoe
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