Hodgson: Carry on Cottagers

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Fulham boss Roy Hodgson believes his team can carry on where they left off in their drubbing of Manchester United when they tackle Tottenham on Boxing Day.

The 3-0 victory over the Red Devils was arguably the most impressive result of the Barclays Premier League season so far, and Fulham relish playing the bigger clubs - they have also beaten Liverpool this season. Hodgson hopes capital rivals Spurs will also come unstuck at Craven Cottage, even though he is a great admirer of their team, and their manager.

"I'm pleased to be playing Tottenham on the back of a couple of good results against Basle and Manchester United because they are in excellent form," Hodgson said. "In fact, they've been in excellent form since Harry Redknapp has been manager there."

He added: "He rescued them from relegation and it's been upwards ever since. We have an enormous amount of respect for them.

"They've bought very wisely, signing some excellent players, and have invested very heavily to have a good season.

"But it's good to be playing at Craven Cottage so soon after the Manchester United game.

"When you're playing well and winning, the mood is good and it creates confidence.

"It can be easily broken by a couple of bad results but we're going into the game at least hoping to reproduce the performances of the last few weeks."

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