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Smith relishing opportunity to return to White Hart Lane with the Cherries

Posted: Sun 20 Mar 2016

Adam Smith is relishing the opportunity to return to his old stomping ground this afternoon, as AFC Bournemouth face Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League.

The Cherries defender spent six years in north London before moving permanently to the south coast, following a string on loan spells.

"I haven’t played at White Hart Lane since I left," started Smith.

"So I am looking forward to it. I was with Tottenham since I was seven, so it will be exciting to go back and see some familiar faces.

"My whole family and a lot of friends are Spurs supporters and I was there since I was 7 and went through all the ranks, so it’s going to be something to look forward to.

"Obviously, at the time, I was frustrated that I didn’t get as many chances as I would have liked at Spurs, but now I am just looking forward to going back there in the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth."

Victory over Tottenham today would take the Cherries over the 40-point mark, though Smith admits that none of the players are getting ahead of themselves.

"We aren’t looking that far ahead, if I am honest," continued Smith.

"The gaffer has put it in our head that we need to go out and play every game as they come, so there is no way that we will be slowing down.

"The confidence we have shown in the second half of this season and our form, I would like to see us continue to kick on and then next season move up into the top half of the table."
Cherries Player HD subscribers can watch Adam Smith's full pre-Tottenham press conference here.