Tottenham latest: Walker understands fans frustration, build up to cup tie

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Also, a new signing may return for the clash.

Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue could return to the side in tonight’s Capital One Cup clash against Hull City.

Capoue has been sidelined ever since he picked up an ankle injury against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium at the start of September.

Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas said ahead of the tie there may be some changes from the weekend's 1-0 over the same opposition.

He said: 'We will introduce changes but the difference this season is that we have the quality available to throw in a very good team.

'We want to continue to do well and we have a responsibility at home to go through.'

Defender Kyle Walker is quoted in the Evening Standard as saying that he accepts that Spurs supporters may grow frustrated when the side can’t break the opposition down, after recent criticism from boss Andre Villas-Boas about the support at White Hart Lane.

Walker said: ‘People want end-to-end games because they’ve paid good money to watch exciting football but sometimes it’s not like that.

The style of football we are playing now is a little different from a couple of years ago.

‘It’s about attacking. There is pace and power throughout the squad and it’s exciting. We need to create a few more clear chances for players like Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe to get on the end of.’

Goalkeeper Brad Friedel has said Villas-Boas is taking every competition seriously, including the Capital One Cup.

Friedel told the club’s website: ‘The gaffer takes every competition seriously and I’m sure we’ll put a strong team out.

‘We want to do well in the competition so that’s how we take it, we want to advance.’

Though Spurs do want to advance in the competition, defender Jan Vertonghen thinks that Tottenham’s performance in the league this season is a bigger priority at the same time as expressing his desire for silverware.

The Evening Standard quotes him as saying: ‘For us first prize would be the top three or four, and then hopefully we can win a cup. Of course that’s what we want and what this team deserves. We have to aim high with these guys and everybody knows that.’

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