The great North London Derby Day is upon once again for the third time this season, and it stands at one win each so far, but both those games were at the Emirates. Right now though, the impetus is with Arsenal, who have creeping up the table with a good run of wins, while Tottenham have succumbed easily to both Burnley and Chelsea recently.
The Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his players were not in a good place after losing at Stamford Bridge, and they need to pick themselves up and regain their confidence. “The team was so down but now is no time to cry, it’s time to recover and be ready.” he said in the Spurs official website. “I think it’s a moment not to talk too much because it’s more to act and show our quality in the game. We know and all the people know that we need to play better if we want to win.
“We know very well what it means to play against Arsenal, what it means to our fans and for us and we need to be sure we arrive in very good condition. Like I said, it’s not a moment to talk too much, it’s time to act and deliver on the pitch.
“Of course, it’s going to be tough. Arsenal have a very good team, it’s a derby and when it’s a derby, it’s not only a game of football, it’s more than that.
“We know that very well, our fans know very well, we will have their support and it will be decisive. All together we need to create a very good atmosphere to help the team to win.
“It’s so important and the pressure is on them too. Always when you play a derby it’s a pressure for both teams. We are four points clear, we need to keep that advantage and it’s a good opportunity to increase it on Saturday. We need to perform in our best way.”
When we played them at the Emirates the Spuds were in extremely confident mood while we were in a state of turmoil, but we still managed to take the points. The boot is on the other foot this time but we must take advantage of our confidence and go for the kill right from kick off. I want to see them crying again at the end of this game too!!!