Mauricio Pochettino cannot praise Sheffield United and Chris Wilder highly enough

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may have pushed Red Star Belgrade aside with relative ease on Wednesday night but they will be faced with an entirely different beast at the weekend.

Spurs welcome the high-flying Sheffield United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow for a 15:00 kick-off.

Sheffield United are currently sixth in the Premier League, knocking on the door of the European places after just 11 games this season.

The newly-promoted side are five places ahead of Tottenham, who despite making the Champions League Final this year, sit down in the bottom half of the Premier League.

Spurs are in desperate need of a win this weekend to kickstart their season, but Sheffield have lost just three games all campaign, conceding just eight goals.

Tottenham have lost four games and conceded 16, while currently lying three points below Sheffield. Having said that, a sizeable win at home could take the Lilywhites above the Blades.

Pochettino has been praising Sheffield and manager Chris Wilder today (Football London): “It is going to be very difficult. They work so hard. What impressed me the most is the belief, the togetherness, spirit like a rugby team that fights for each other, that is fantastic to see in a football team.

“They have a good squad, great organisation, a great manager and I think to fight for each other, they have good players, of course, that is the key for Sheffield United and that’s why they are doing so well, with so many points.”

On Wilder, Poch added: “It is fantastic. I think everyone has seen how he has working and the fantastic job. The best thing is how I described the team.”

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