Spurs v Bournemouth: The Opposition Views


We wanted to find out a little bit more about tomorrow’s opponents Bournemouth Spurs-Web contacted Tony Maycock, Chairman of the Cherries Supporters Trust, for a short Q&A on his thoughts ahead of our Premier League clash with the Cherries on Saturday. Here’s how it went:

(SpursWeb): Eddie Howe is one of the best young managers in the game. What kind of tactics will he deploy against Spurs. Will their be a game plan to stop Harry Kane?

(TM): We’ve tried a couple of different formations this season, but I think we’ll deploy a 4-4-1-1 which is how we play best. We haven’t previously played a system to prevent an opposition player playing and don’t see there being any change on Saturday. Hard work, the basis of our game, will be used to try and stop his supply.

(SpursWeb): You”ll be heading to Wembley this weekend. It’s been spoken quite a lot that opposing teams will up their game playing at the national stadium. Do you think it will be the same for fans as well as players as a normal away game or will the “Wembley factor” make it feel a bit different?

(TM):The fact the game is at Wembley will obviously add a little spice for our fans, but for the last 2 and a bit season’s we’ve been visiting new stadia all the time, so it becomes just another new stadium for a league game. We travel fairly well and have very nearly (if not totally) sold out, so we’ll be noisy. If it was a cup final, that would be different, but it’s just a league game with 3 points for us to take away.

(SpursWeb) We know all about Jermain Defoe but which other Cherries players do we need to watch out for?

(TM) Josh King, if fit, is our most potent weapon. He knows where the goal is and is due to click in to hear. Lewis Cook is our rising starlet, and was outstanding in our last league game – he can deliver a final pass which could bring Defoe into play too. Obviously Charlie Daniels wouldn’t mind another finish like against Manchester City, so watch out for him having a dig.

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