Kranjcar says win at Sunderland proves Spurs Champions League qualities

Tottenham's Niko Kranjcar (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team-mates.
Tottenham's Niko Kranjcar (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team-mates.
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NIKO Kranjcar believes Tottenham's 2-1 win at Sunderland today underlined the quality of the north London club's squad.

Harry Redknapp's side recovered well from going a goal behind to an Asamoah Gyan strike at the Stadium of Light to level through Michael Dawson before Kranjcar scored the winner.

It was Kranjcar's second successive match-winning goal after his late strike against Bolton last week and sends Spurs above Chelsea into fourth spot in the Barclays Premier League standings.

Kranjcar told ESPN: "It's a great feeling and getting six points in two games is massive for us.

"Luka (Modric), Gareth (Bale) and Rafa (van der Vaart) were missing so it shows what a great squad we have and shows we are ready to push on to get into the Champions League again this season."

Victory stands the team in good stead ahead of their Champions League trip to the San Siro to face AC Milan on Tuesday - a match in which Kranjcar is desperate to play.

"Hopefully, you try your best in 90 minutes to get a start in the next game," he said.

"It would be a dream to play in the San Siro."