Harry Kane has declared Tottenham have lost their fear factor against the big boys as he aims to topple Manchester United.
The striker admits Spurs used to head into games with the top sides doubting they could win.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won their last three games and sit just a point outside the top five in the Barclays Premier League.
They host Manchester United on Sunday and then Chelsea on New Year’s Day after Boxing Day’s 2-1 win at Leicester.
And Kane, who opened the scoring at the Foxes, insisted the Champions League-chasing Spurs are not afraid.
He said: “Mentally we were beaten before we stepped out on the pitch because we were up against a bigger-named team. That isn’t the case any more.
“We need to go into these games believing we can win. We haven’t done it in the past few years. But that is something that has got to change.
“We have to change and believe we have got the ability to win these games.
“Players mentally have experienced losing and don’t want it to happen again against these big teams.
“We’re confident at the moment. We’re winning games so why not.
“These are going to be tough games but we’re ready for it and going for three points.
“The manager has built confidence and belief. The lads have taken to it great and there are no better than the big games at home.”
Kane netted his 14th goal of the season after just 57 seconds at the King Power Stadium before Christian Eriksen’s second-half winner cancelled out Leonardo Ulloa’s leveller.
It kept them in the hunt for the Champions League spots ahead of their crucial New Year showdowns.
“Yes, it is great but getting in that top four is tough,” said Kane. “There are some top teams that want to get into it. You’ve got to put in good performances and get wins at the end of the day. But it’s exciting.
“For us, we’d like it to be as easy as possible but are aware it’s not going to be this year.
“But we’ve got to forget all the other sides and just get as many wins as we can and see where it take us.”
And Kane insisted even leaders Chelsea and second-placed Manchester City can be caught.
The 21-year-old added: “There is so much football to be played. United are playing well and lots of others too. It’s still wide open for anyone who puts on a good run.”
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