While the Red & Whites may not have their fate entirely in their own hands, Ricardo Carvalho will be going all out to win, to ensure there can be no regrets: "We’re ready for this big game at Tottenham. There can be no regrets afterward, that’s the most important thing." To help AS Monaco in their task, the Portuguese centre half believes the experience gained by some of the squad last year at Arsenal will prove valuable: "It’s a small stadium but it gets heated. We can’t focus on the atmosphere. Last year, we approached our match at Arsenal very well. It’s the same this time around."
Discussing his role in the dressing room, "Ricky" simply hopes that his exemplary attitude – both on and off the pitch – can be a source of inspiration for the younger players: "I train at 100%, I play at 100%, I’m committed to my job every day. So when a young player sees someone of my age show that level of commitment, maybe that can inspire them."