Game day gets me super pumped and this second premier league game in the span of a few days seems like a bonus. Only, this one has me a little worried. On paper we start as the stronger side and our immediate string of results encourages that line of thought, however travelling to the stadium of lights has never been the easiest outing for teams. Sunderland were fierce against Chelsea ending up on the losing side even after managing three goals. They are currently at the bottom of the table and have nothing to lose, on top of that they seem to believe in their attacking style of play even though the results have not been encouraging.
Umm..that is sort of what I would like the Spurs to be like. Believe in themselves. The match against Fulham will have jolted our players a bit and I expect a much better showing in this game. But expectations have rarely meant much this season.
The Spurs are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Sunderland and they can also expect Dembele to return to action this game. It looks likely that Defoe will be persisted with as the striker. AVB is unlikely to relegate him to the bench after one game although I would rather see Soldado make the starting eleven.
A few of the Sunderland players have been making bold statements about how Tottenham is no where as good as Chelsea and that the Black Cats would be looking for full points. It sounds a bit like bluster to me and I am hoping that they provide our players openings in trying to back up what they said.