CUP FINAL COUNTDOWN: Ramos tells players to concentrate on Slavia Prague

SPURS manager Juande Ramos has told his players to put Sunday s Carling Cup final against Chelsea to the back of their minds and concentrate on reaching the last 16 of the Uefa Cup. Tottenham take on Slavia Prague tonight (Thursday) at the Lane with a sli

SPURS manager Juande Ramos has told his players to put Sunday's Carling Cup final against Chelsea to the back of their minds and concentrate on reaching the last 16 of the Uefa Cup.

Tottenham take on Slavia Prague tonight (Thursday) at the Lane with a slim advantage after last week's 2-1 win in the first leg.

Ramos, who won the last two Uefa Cups with Sevilla, is insisting that his new team concentrate on tonight's return before considering their Carling Cup showdown against Chelsea at Wembley.

"All our efforts are now concentrated on this match," he told Ham&High Sport. "Until we finish it we won't be thinking about Wembley."


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If Spurs overcome Slavia tonight they face the winners of the PSV Eindhoven versus Helsingborgs tie in the last 16, with the first leg at home on March 6.

Ramos has also revealed he wants to build his future Spurs team with younger rather than experienced players.

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"There are more benefits than disadvantages to having young players in the team," he told sports editor Pat Mooney.

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