A week on Sunday, Spurs have the chance to win their first piece of silverware for nine seasons, yet manager Juande Ramos hasn’t even started thinking about the Carling Cup final against Chelsea. Sky Sports report that the Spaniard is instead focusing on the competition which has brought him great success in the past two seasons, with Tottenham yet to finish off the job against Slavia Prague.
“Before the cup final we have the second leg of this tie and all our efforts are now concentrated on this match, and before we finish it we won’t be thinking about Wembley,” said Ramos.
Quite whether the Spurs players will be able to block out thoughts of the Wembley final three days in advance is another matter. In truth, Tottenham should have been out of sight in the Czech Republic last night, with a blunder from keeper Radek Cerny giving Slavia a glimmer of hope for Thursday’s second leg at the Lane.