A fight to be Eng­land cap­tain

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back goes for­ward, he’s al­ways look­ing for the gaps to cover

“The amount of me­tres he cov­ers is im­mense.”

Parker reck­ons there is more to come from Spurs this sea­son as they chase the Premier League ti­tle.

Harry Redknapp’s side reached a half-cen­tury of points with Mon­day night’s 0-0 draw at Liver­pool.

It keeps them in third place, seven points be­hind lead­ers Manch­ester City and five adrift of Manch­ester United.

Parker said: “I’ve never had that many points. It’s al­ready been a fan­tas­tic sea­son for us – and it can still be an even more fan­tas­tic sea­son for us.

“We’ve still got a long way to go and we need to stay strong and build on what we’ve done.”

The draw at An­field came with­out a num­ber of first-team reg­u­lars.

Parker said:

“Given how many play­ers we had out, that point says ev­ery­thing.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited about what’s in progress at Spurs and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the re­main­ing games.

Strong

“We were with­out Jer­main Defoe, Aaron Len­non, Younes Kaboul, Rafael van der Vaart and Wil­liam Gal­las.

“If some­one had said at the start of the sea­son we could go to An­field with­out them and not re­ally look like los­ing, I’m not sure too many would have be­lieved it – cer­tainly not too many fans.

“So that’s a real mark of where we are now. It’s clear to see, as ev­ery­one knows, our squad is strong – and I just think it’s our men­tal­ity.

“These days, when we go to places like An­field, we’re not go­ing to roll over eas­ily.”

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