Spurs are up for the Cup

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Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond admits UEFA Champions League football remains the club's number one priority, but says the FA Cup is still an important competition.

Spurs travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford in this weekend's FA Cup fourth round clash, but are expected to rest a number of key players in a bid to protect their title bid.

However, Bond is adamant that whatever side they choose to put out, there is a real sense of hunger among the Tottenham players, a desire that will only spur on their willingness to succeed.

"Champions League is our number one goal, but the FA Cup is hugely important to us," the 54-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports. "The players crave a cup final. They crave playing in the big games, the one-off games.

"As a youngster when you played, you didn't dream about finishing in the top four so you could play in the Champions League, you all dreamed about playing at Wembley and lifting the Cup."

Bond is anticipating a tough test against a resilient Hornets side, despite the fact their Championship opponents are on a wretched run of form having lost their last three league games, leaving them in a lowly 18th in the table.

"We are fully aware of how difficult a game it will be for us," he added. "It's Sean Dyche's first job as a manager and he has done very well there."

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