Striker Crouch's Hat-trick Helped Spurs Defeat Young Boys

Peter Crouch helped move Tottenham Hotspur into the lucrative group stage of the Champions League.

"This is massive, we played extremely well and we deserved the bonus of Champions League football. We want massive games. We want Real Madrid and Inter. You don’t know how good you are until you play against the best," said the 6ft 7in striker Crouch.

Jermain Defoe, who scored a controversial second said, "All the hard work we put in last season has paid off now. This means the world to us."

Manager Harry Redknapp replied, "It was important we didn’t waste this opportunity. We had a difficult game in Switzerland but we finished the job off."

"It is a good night for Tottenham - as a kid I used to come training here and watched the games with Benfica in those great days, and at that time it was amazing to see European football and the way this place was jumping."

"To bring it back tonight was great for the fans - and that is what it is all about really, the supporters, we have given them something to look forwards to in the Champions League," said Redknapp.

"We have got Wigan here on Saturday and it is important we continue to pick up points in the Premier League."

The Young Boys coach Vladimir Petkovic admitted his side were outplayed by the Spurs.

"We paid for the fact that Spurs had a physical advantage over us, won every header, and their second goal just broke us," he said. "After that, Spurs played with more fluency, confidence and created chances."

Peter Crouch is surely the most recognisable football star in England, but he wants to be famous for his sporting achievements rather than his unique physique.

"I want to be remembered as Peter Crouch the World Cup winner."

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