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Michel Vorm: Sheffield United match is biggest of the season so far

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Tottenham Hotspur's Michel Vorm believes his side's match against Sheffield United later this evening is the most important of their season so far.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Michel Vorm has told the club's official site that he considers tonight's game against Sheffield United to be their biggest of the season so far.

The Capital One Cup may not have figured prominently on the team's list of priorities at the start of the year, but now they are so close to lifting the trophy its importance has grown to players and supporters alike.

“At the moment, it has to be the biggest game of the season,” Vorm said.

“For every player there is a huge opportunity to go and play in a major final in an amazing stadium with an incredible atmosphere. It’s all for the club and the fans.”

Vorm is likely to start in goal for the clash and he will have to win over his critics, after a slow start to his Spurs career since signing from Swansea City in the summer of 2014.

The Dutchman has been selected by Mauricio Pochettino to play in cup competitions this season, but he has little chance of replacing Hugo Lloris as the side's first-choice.

When on the pitch, Vorm has looked shaky at times, but he will need to put any confidence issues to the back of his mind on Wednesday as Spurs cannot afford any slip-ups.

The Lilywhites are protecting a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg and appreciate that they face a tough task in ensuring that lead remains intact, even if they are favourites to win the tie.

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