With City manager Roberto Mancini having parted with over £150million to help him succeed where he failed last year, Crouch feels the onus is on the Italian and his team rather than Spurs.
"They're under more pressure than we are," Crouch said.
"That doesn't make us have any less desire to get in there but we have probably got a bit more freedom than them.
"There is pressure on us too, though, because we've loved every minute of being in the Champions League this year. It's been fantastic.
"That's what we want next season. We've proved we can play against the best and that's where we want to be again next year."