Back in November following a 2-1 defeat, Tottenham Hotspur was not performing to the standards expected from the North London club.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino fell under fire, and some believed that he would end up becoming the first sacked Premier League boss.
However, the Argentine defied these odds, with Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock getting fired today, while Spurs have now snagged three-straight league victories–2-1 results against Lecister City, Burnley FC and Swansea City.
This upcoming match against Manchester United, though, will maintain a greater challenge than Spurs’ latest contests.
Pochettino recognizes this viewpoint, since the Red Devils under Louis van Gaal have suddenly rose to life, now unbeaten in eight games with a 3-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day. He also spoke of the crowd’s attitude at White Hart Lane.
“We need this mentality to go into this game, to be brave, to try to fight in every action and try to play better than them,” Pochettino told the Tottenham’s official website.
“Manchester United are in a very good moment like us and we have a tough game ahead. We need to be clever and first to rest after a big effort at Leicester.
“It will be a great atmosphere, a day for all the families to enjoy and in front of us, another very good team, but we will try to get the three points. We have showed character in every game and it’s important to keep this feeling.”
Despite United’s magnificent run, Spurs will be chasing three points, which could push them as high as fifth place in the league table if Arsenal and West Ham draw. And you can’t rule out the possibility that Tottenham supporters go home happy with a victorious triumph on Sunday.