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Tottenham's Woodgate not thinking of Wembley

Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate will go full throttle at Slavia Prague tonight - despite the prospect of injury forcing him to miss the weekend's Carling Cup final.

"I will be going out against Slavia playing 100 per cent," said the defender. "If I am not fit for the cup final then I am not fit.

"I will do everything I can to play for Spurs on Thursday and if something happens then it happens. Professional footballers want to play as many games as we can but we have got to do it right. And that means focusing on Slavia Prague.

"Believe you me I won't even be thinking about the cup final when we play against Slavia."

Rather than focusing on one trophy, Woodgate believes a cup double is possible in his first months at Spurs after joining from Middlesbrough.

"It's possible," he added. "I'd like to think so and that's why I joined the club. Especially with the players and the manager we have got.

"There are some great sides left in like Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid. But we are a good side as well and I think teams will be wanting us out of the draw."

Once the weekend is over, it will at least give Woodgate a chance to go house-hunting after a month living in a hotel.

"It's a lot more expensive down here than it is up north," he said.

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