Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says his side are not under any pressure ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie with Real Madrid.
Spurs travel to Spain for Tuesday’s first leg against the nine-time European champions.
“I don’t feel pressure. No-one expected us to be here at here at the start of the season and we have a big chance of winning,” said Redknapp.
“We’re not just coming here to turn up, we want to keep progressing.”
So far Tottenham have enjoyed an impressive first season in the competition, coming top of their group which included holders Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and FC Twente, and then knocking out Milan in the first knockout round.
“The dream is still there for us, we have to make that dream come true,” Redknapp added.
“We want to go all the way if we can. We know how difficult it’s going to be but there is still a chance and we have to take it.”
Winger Gareth Bale has arguably been the outstanding player of Spurs’ European campaign and Redknapp said he hoped the Welshman would recover from his recent hamstring injury in time to play in Madrid.
“Let’s hope he has no problems and, if he is OK, he will play,” he said.
Redknapp has a number of injury concerns, most notably in defence.
“Steven Pienaar didn’t travel. He has a groin injury,” added Redknapp. “Niko (Kranjcar) is struggling with a foot injury. He kicked the bottom of someone’s boot on Saturday against Wigan. It is badly bruised and swollen.
“In fact, at the moment we might have six subs on the bench instead of seven.”