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Zokora remains confident of Tottenham UEFA Cup chances

Didier Zokora says Tottenham can still eliminate PSV Eindhoven from the Uefa Cup and then win the competition.

The versatile ace played alongside Jonathan Woodgate at centre back and could not prevent Jefferson Farfan from scoring the winner at White Hart Lane on Thursday night.

The 27-year-old remains optimistic over Spurs' chances to qualify for the quarter finals and told us that he wants his team to take inspiration from arch-rivals Arsenal's 2-0 win in Milan.

"Honestly tonight (Thursday) we didn't play well and PSV created the better chances for themselves," Zokora told

"It's a shame because we had to take all three points, I mean we had to ensure we would qualify with a large win.

"I remain optimistic ahead of the second leg and until the end of the competition."

When asked about Spurs chances' to qualify at Philips Stadion with a two-goal difference, the African star answered: "Everything is possible yes. We have seen that Arsenal win 0-2 at Milan so it will inspire us."

Zokora was then asked how difficult defending against Peru international Farfan had been.

"It's far from easy because he's a very quick player and following him was a pain," he added. "We should forget this match and be focused on our London derby against West Ham."

The Ivory Coast international still believes that Juande Ramos can win a third consecutive Uefa Cup despite the disappointing result against the Dutch.

"Everything is possible in football and I hope that we can do it," he finished.

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