Date: 20th April 2009 at 11:00pm
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In the wake of the Spurs debacle, Alan Shearer summed up the current malaise hanging over the club, focussing the energies of the team on the impending Pompey mega-match a week today. Shearer said:

“There is no room for feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to go to work and try to get three points against Portsmouth – and it starts now. I understand why the fans are deflated. We`re exactly the same.

We fully intended to go to Tottenham and get three points out of the game, but it hasn`t worked out that way. My thoughts are now on Portsmouth and trying to win that game.”