Etuhu: We have earned respect

BY foxsports • November 10, 2011

The Cottagers went on a memorable run in the 2009/10 season, culminating in a final defeat to Atletico Madrid. They have returned to European football's second competition this season and have achieved similar success in the group stages, which Etuhu believes can be attributed to their history in the tournament. "I definitely still think about it," Etuhu told his club's official website. "No-one expected us to get to the final - especially the route we took, playing against some of the top European teams. "It was a great moment in time that everybody will remember at the football club and obviously the players as well. "It's going to be harder for us now in Europe because teams respect us more because of what we did last time so they going to come well prepared and take us more seriously. Last time around people didn't give us any respect and we took advantage of that."

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