Date: 22nd December 2008 at 8:15pm
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Taking the plaudits for his brave decision to replace Jose Enrique for Damien Duff in the win over the Spuds, Joe Kinnear suggested that the option of going 3-4-3 could be a possibility for the future when chasing games. Kinnear said:

‘I’ve been brave and taken the left back off. There was nothing to lose. I don’t know who long there was left, maybe six minutes including injury time, so it was a case of telling Duffer to play as high up the pitch as he possibly could.

I told him ‘if you can create or get us a goal, we’re quids in – don’t worry about defending’. I thought that area, on the left hand side, it was Tottenham’s weakest area. Thankfully these things come off for you once in a while.’