Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder refused to be drawn into taking Spurs lightly this weekend.
The Blades travel to north London looking to take advantage of a team in poor Premier League form. Mauricio Pochettino’s men sit five places below the Wilder’s charges.
However, a point last weekend at Everton, followed by a win in Europe this week means Spurs are on looking better. Heung Min Son will be available, as will Harry Kane.
And Wilder pulled no punches when speaking about the task ahead for his players.
“Sometimes things happen at the end of the season. People don’t start in the fashion they might want to”.
“But if you scratch between the surface, then what you’ve got is one of the world’s top managers, managing a group of unbelievable players”, Wilder said in his pre-match press conference (Radio Sheffield).
Spurs finally spent some big money in the summer. The likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso both arrived in mega-money deals.
Furthermore, Spurs already have the likes of Harry Kane on the books, while they managed to keep hold of Christian Eriksen, too.
“They have an identity. However they play, whether they mix their systems up. In the individuals – world class individuals – they have a good collective group. They can’t fail with the amount of quality they’ve got“, Wilder added.
A tough task ahead
An away game at Spurs is as tough as it comes in the top-flight. The new stadium, the way Spurs play, and a boisterous atmosphere will make it hard for Chris Wilder’s team.
But, United will go there with confidence. They are unbeaten away from home, with an excellent win at Everton squeezed in among draws at West Ham, Bournemouth, and Chelsea.
The Blades know that coming up against world class players is part and parcel of being a Premier League player.
Chris Wilder will be hoping it is his team who cause the home side problems, rather than the other way around.