Finally, it’s time to forget all about the international break and look ahead to Sunday as Spurs attempt to bring back a positive result from Manchester City at the Etihad. As we mentioned yesterday, Tottenham haven’t won in this fixture since 2009-10 when Peter Crouch secured Champions League football and it will be tough to come back with a point against a side who have won five league games from five on their own turf.
However, the intervening defeats have been narrow ones – a point that was touched upon by club captain Michael Dawson.
“We’ll go there and look to get back to winning ways. It’s a tough game, a big game and one I’m sure both teams, both sets of fans and the neutrals are all looking forward to,” Daws said on Spurs’ official website.
“It’s always a tough place to go. We were unlucky on their ground last season and the year before. Over the last few years we’ve played well there.”
Lewis Holtby joined the club in January 2013 and with Spurs losing at the Etihad a few weeks prior to his arrival, the German has yet to travel to Manchester. Holtby also thinks it’s going to be tighter than many are predicting.
“It’s going to be a tough game,” he said.
“It’s a match between two opponents that like to play attacking football and I think it’s going to be a great game to watch.
“We need a result after the disappointment against Newcastle and it’s important to win this game.
“Everyone will be trying their best to win a top game like this.”
The countdown to kick off has begun but are you confident that Spurs can return with a positive result?