Niko: Win shows Spurs' strength

BY foxsports • February 12, 2011

Harry Redknapp's side recovered well from going a goal behind to an Asamoah Gyan strike at the Stadium of Light to level through Michael Dawson before Kranjcar scored the winner. It was Kranjcar's second successive match-winning goal after his late strike against Bolton last week and sends Spurs above Chelsea into fourth spot in the Premier League standings. Kranjcar told ESPN: "It's a great feeling and getting six points in two games is massive for us. "Luka (Modric), Gareth (Bale) and Rafa (van der Vaart) were missing so it shows what a great squad we have and shows we are ready to push on to get into the Champions League again this season." Victory stands the team in good stead ahead of their Champions League trip to the San Siro to face AC Milan on Tuesday - a match in which Kranjcar is desperate to play. "Hopefully, you try your best in 90 minutes to get a start in the next game," he said. "It would be a dream to play in the San Siro." Michael Dawson believed the team fully justified the three points, telling ESPN: "We thoroughly deserved it. After going 1-0 down early on we came back. "We showed character to come back. "We recovered well." The England defender was also relishing the trip to Italy, adding: "We are looking forward to Tuesday, it's a massive game."

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