Trio Look Ahead To Spurs Tie

Last updated : 20 January 2015 By @blades_mad1889

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's anticipated clash at White Hart Lane the Blades trio (who will no doubt all feature) and are looking forward to a new challenge in attempting to reach the final of the League Cup for the first time in the clubs history.

Captain Doyle told; "We learnt plenty from the experience of last season, we are potentially 180 minutes away from a major final, but obviously there is a major hurdle still in the way. Tottenham will be understandably massive favourites to reach the final, but we have thrived on being the underdog and if we come away from the first-leg with a positive result then it will be all to play for at Bramall Lane. They have excellent players in all areas of the pitch, but we will go there with a plan and determined to give a good account of ourselves."

Winger Murphy, who netted the Blades third goal in a 5-3 defeat to Hull City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last April belives that United can go one step further this time around; "We felt we were sow close to reaching the final last season in the FA Cup. We were the better side in the first-half and but for a mad 15 minute spell after half-time we would have probably won the game. But we can take the positives from that and look to go better this time around, although obviously it is a really big ask, Tottenham are a top Premiership club who are used to high pressure games both domestically and in Europe. Saying that we have relished the big occasions since the Gaffer came in and I am sure they will be wary of the problems we could cause them if they aren't quite at their best."

Lastly Baxter. The former Evertonian believes that United can get the right result at White Hart Lane and go in positive in the return clash at Bramall Lane. He concluded: "Tottenham have a squad packed full of world class players, you only have to look at their squad list to realise how good they are, on their day they can be unplayable. But we have got this far and if we perform to our best, especially in the first-leg to stay in the tie, who knows what might happen in the home leg with our terrific supporters behind us at Bramall Lane. Our first objective though is trying to make sure we remain firmly in the contest after Wednesday night."