Tottenham will be looking to carry on the momentum which they built in their midweek win over Red Star Belgrade when they welcome Sheffield United to the North London on Sunday.
Chris Wilder’ side have gained some rave reviews for their performances in the Premier League after securing promotion from the Championship last season.
The Blades have the joint second-best defensive record in the league having conceded just eight goals in eleven games so far this season and will likely provide a stern test for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Speaking ahead of the game, Wilder insisted that the poor start that the Lilywhites have made to the season doesn’t take away from the quality they have at their disposal.
Most interestingly, Wilder made a comment which may have suggested that he previously had an insider at Spurs when he revealed he had an understanding of what went on during training.
Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, the Sheffield United manager said, “When you scratch beneath the surface, what you’ve got is one of the world’s top managers coaching and managing an unbelievable group of players.
“I’ve always had an admiration for what Tottenham have done in terms of the work that they do on the training ground. We had an insight to that a couple of years ago – I won’t tell you where from.
“But I have a lot of admiration in terms of how they work their players, individually, and as a group. The way they set up, they have got an identity, whatever system they play.
“I like the way they mix the systems up as well. They’ve played three centre-halves, they’ve played diamond, they’ve played all different systems.”
Walder also confidently asserted that it will only be a matter of time before Tottenham get back to their best given the players they have in their squad.
He added, “I think they’ve got in the individuals they’ve got – world-class individuals – they’ve really got a collective group (where) one result will get them up and running or get them going because they can’t fail with the amount of quality that they’ve got.”
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One of the main reasons we haven’t been able to build momentum so far this season has been our inability to string a couple of wins together, which is why it is vital that we bag all three points on Saturday. While Sheffield United are flying at the moment, I still fancy us to beat them at home but we must start the game with intensity and aggression.
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