White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v QPR

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Last Game

AEL 1 - 2 Tottenham

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 17:00

Europa League Qual Play-Offs Round

Gylfi: Spurs ready for United

Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson says Tottenham will be fired up for Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Last Updated: 01/12/13 at 11:19 Post Comment

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Spurs midfielder ready for Manchester United visit

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Spurs midfielder ready for Manchester United visit

Spurs went some way to bouncing back from their 6-0 mauling by Manchester City last weekend with a 2-0 win at freezing cold Tromso in Norway in the Europa League on Thursday.

On Sunday, they will face a United side buoyed by a 5-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, which was probably their best performance of the season.

Sigurdsson said he and his team-mates are desperate to make amends for last weekend's Etihad horror show.

"We were unhappy with what we did last Sunday," Sigurdsson said. "We have talked a lot about what happened, but that is in the past now.

"We need to get a good reaction from the squad. I am sure we will be fired up against Manchester United and we are determined to get the three points.

"We beat them at Old Trafford and drew with them at home and that can only be a positive thing for us.

"They are the team everyone wants to beat."

Roberto Soldado failed to test the Tromso goalkeeper during Thursday's win, which ensured Spurs finished top of Group K with one game to spare.

The fact that Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor were left in London suggests boss Andre Villas-Boas could field his old strike partnership up front for the first time this season on Sunday.

Soldado has only scored once in open play since his £26m move from Valencia and Villas-Boas is expected to try something else up front with goalscoring their big problem.

Sigurdsson said: "Our target is to finish in the top four. We are four points off second place now so there is no need to worry yet, even though we need to score more goals than we have been doing in the last few games.

"Hopefully we can continue doing what we did against Tromso and score a few goals on Sunday.

"We have to make sure we give them a harder game. We need to bounce back and give the club and fans what they deserve. We need to put on a performance that is more like us and we need to play attacking football, create chances and score goals and I am sure that we will do that on Sunday."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Transfer News: QPR sign Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on loan

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on a season-long loan deal.

Roy Hodgson says England youngsters should try their luck overseas in future

Roy Hodgson feels future generations of England stars would benefit from going overseas rather than being bit-part players at home.

Transfer news: Jordan Rhodes subject of transfer bid from Hull City

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer has revealed Hull City have made a bid for the club's prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property