Chris Wilder has revealed exactly how he and his team approach the Premier League fixture list.
The Blades currently sit sixth in the Premier League table. A run of four games without defeat has propelled United up the table. Last weekend’s win over Burnley, the icing on the cake for a run of good performances.
This weekend throws up a different challenge for Chris Wilder and his team, however. A tricky trip to north London to take on Spurs is one of the more difficult games of the season, on paper.
But speaking ahead of the clash, Wilder revealed his attitude towards the game and indeed, the rest of the fixtures.
“Just attacking the next game”, Wilder said when asked about his thoughts on his team’s expectations this season.
“That will be the attitude and approach right through the season. We are delighted with the points total”
Wilder though, urged caution with his team getting complacent. The Blades boss highlighting just how tight the Premier League table is.
“I’ve been in the game long enough to know where we are, to just above the relegation zone, there’s about two or three points. As I’ve said before, that’s not many games!”.
There’ll come a point where the media will have to come up with a new line of questioning.
So far, that line has been around the surprise element United have displayed. Are they catching the opposition out? Are they being taken seriously enough? All questions being put to Wilder on a weekly basis.
At some point the narrative will have to change. We are 11 games into a season now. That’s just shy of a third of the season, gone. If United continue to play as they are, the talk will have to turn to ‘how high can you finish, Chris?”
Of course, Chris Wilder will not get carried away in the Premier League. It’s what’s brought him success so far at Bramall Lane. The second that changes from him or his squad is probably the day the wheels start to fall off.