Spurs Cannot Give Downing Anything He Cannot Get At Boro!

Last updated : 09 December 2008 By Boro Mad
Stewart Downing: "I signed a long term-deal earlier this year and my only aim at the minute is to try and get into Europe with Middlesbrough.

"This is my hometown club, I started here and it's the only club I've played for apart from a spell on loan at Sunderland.

"There is always going to be speculation with players and you've just got to blank it out because if you concentrate on what the press is saying your form will dip and that doesn't help you or the team.

"This is an important time for us, my performances have been going well and I don't want my form to dip again.

"Over the last couple of seasons it's been like this and I didn't let it affect me, so I'm not going to let it affect me now. I just want to concentrate on playing well for Boro."