He knows Spurs' visit to Eastlands on May 10 this year may prove to be decisive in this season's battle for a lucrative place in the Champions League.
"I hope it comes down to that match again. I enjoyed that last year, it was great," Crouch said.
"It will be like a cup final in many ways.
"This year they will be trying all out. I don't think they'll maybe go as easy as they did last year. We were fantastic there last year and hopefully we can repeat that."