Having been held to ransom by the Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night, Tottenham will be desperate to ensure they don't walk the plank when the two sides meet again on Saturday.

The South African champions will contest Spurs in the final of the Vodacom Challenge at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, having beaten Kaizer Chiefs on Thursday.

Spurs have been granted an automatic spot in the weekend's showpiece event and, after failing to win either of their games on tour so far, will be determined to make amends.

And Spurs goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini says it is imperative they fly back to England on a positive note.

“We’ve had two difficult games so far,” he stated. “We managed to draw the last one against Pirates but we’ve played two very good teams who both play good football.


“Now we have the final on Saturday and everyone here wants to finish the tour in the proper way, so we’ll be aiming for the win before we travel home.

“No-one should forget that we’re here to train and if you win, of course that’s better, but the main reason is to train and to prepare for the season to come.

“We’ve trained hard, most of the days have been doubles (sessions), we’ve played two matches and now we finish with the final on Saturday, which everyone wants to win.

“Overall, it’s been a great nine days so far, we’ve all worked hard and hopefully we’ll see the results over the next few weeks.”


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