Blackpool spirit keeps Adam inspired

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Blackpool may be positioned in the relegation zone with only two games left this season, but they are far from going down without a fight.

The Tangerine dream remains well-and-truly alive after Ian Holloway's side gained a point at White Hart Lane on Saturday, with Jermain Defoe's 89th minute equaliser cancelling out Charlie Adam's earlier penalty.

It was a memorable match for the Scottish international, although not all for the right reasons as he saw an earlier penalty saved and was also involved in a challenge that saw Gareth Bale stretchered off the pitch. It was an unfortunate incident, and Adam instantly apologised.

“I just saw the ball. I tried to get it but it was never intentional. I never tried to hurt him. He’s a wonderful player and I’d rather see these players on the pitch.”

Blackpool would rather be playing against such players next season too, and Adam's passionate celebration in-front of the travelling fans showed he's up for the fight despite transfer speculation linking him with a move away from Bloomfield Road.

The former Rangers star believes team spirit could be key, and is confident enough points can be claimed to ensure top flight survival.


"The fans pay a lot of money, travel a long way to see us week in and week out and we've never had anything but good support. That's why I celebrated in the way that I did," said the Blackpool skipper.

"What we've got here is special and hopefully we can carry it on until the end of the season. We've got good players in the dressing room who can stand up to be counted and give us enough to stay in the Premier League. We've got to hold our nerve now. 

"As soon as we went up last May I was confident we would stay up because we have a good spirit and a good dressing room. In the next two games hopefully we can get the result with the performances that we deserve."

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