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EPL: Spurs seek to pluck Cherries

Chiellini claimed that Tottenham have a history of mental weakness in important games: "It's the history of Tottenham".

Whilst Spurs have plenty to learn in Europe after last Wednesday's Champions League last-16 exit to Juventus, domestically they continue to impress. Barcelona did it and so many others did in the way that we want to play. Spurs' centre-back Jan Vertonghen, for example, responded to Chiellini's statements only a few days after the Wembley clash won by the Italians.

'I always think this is a tough place to come, if I was an opposing manager preparing my team to play here - the crowd are involved, the stadium is tight, usually with a very good atmosphere. You can speak about it in both ways. The way we want to play is that we want to show what we are here for, and we believe it is the right way. "They have won so many Scudettos and have been in the Champions League".

With nine games to play, Bournemouth now sit in 12th place in the standings and they will know that relegation still remains a slender possibility, with six points separating the Cherries and 18th-placed Crystal Palace.

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"To attack and dominate the game".

'They are not nice environments to play in when you are an opposing team.

To watch the game on the move, simply log into your Sky Go account, or pick up a Now TV pass from £7.99 for 24 hours. It is possible for one good side to shade another just because, because football is like that; it is also possible for one good side to shade another because they have better players, able to turn it up at clutch beyond the scope of their opponents.

Tottenham's only defeat against Bournemouth in any competition was in their only non-Premier League meeting with them - a 1-3 loss in the FA Cup in February 1957.

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