There is nothing that the rest of the football world would like better than to see us fall flat down on our faces again, following our 9-1 win over Wigan.
We just can’t let that happen. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if we drew, but I know that it would leave me feeling deflated. Momentum is there to be built upon.
Harry is talking about possibly making some changes in the team. I’d be surprised if he does, but if this is the case, let’s hope that it’s a case of merely swapping the odd player, rather than tinkering with our formation. It’s hardly proved successful in the past.
If Keane does come in, I think it’s fair to say that it will be for Crouch rather than Defoe. All strikers thrive on confidence and I just can’t wait to see Jermain in action again, after his heroics last Sunday.
Villa are a good side, but not one to be really feared. There’s no reason at all why we can’t come away with a win, although they’ll be thinking exactly the same about us, despite the hullabaloo of the past week.
Though we won there last season, Villa Park has not been a happy hunting ground for Spurs over the years. Our last previous win was in 2003 and before that you have to go right back to 1986.
It’s big game for two sides both looking to break into the top four. Win and we establish a 6 point lead. Lose and it’s all square again. This is why I wouldn’t be surprised to see a draw. I said 1-1 when interviewed by a Villa blog yesterday, but now I’m more inclined to say 2-2.