Away form blamed on fixture pile-up

Last updated : 04 January 2007 By SpursMAD

On the back of Tottenham's New Years' Day share of the spoils at Portsmouth, a win at Cardiff City in the FA Cup this Sunday could be the perfect confidence boost for the players.

Assistant coach Chris Hughton said: "Last season away from home perhaps we were a little bit tighter as a unit and, once we got on a run, there was a confidence that we wouldn't concede."

"This season it has been more difficult with the amount of cup games that we've had. We were able to record a win at Manchester City with a good performance, but were then not so good for parts of the game up at Newcastle."