Our Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern are getting very excited about this week’s North London Derby.
This match between the pair could be season defining for either as the quest for Champions League football continues into the latter stages of the season. Arsenal currently trail Spurs by four points and many of the regulars feel that a win for the home side, would see that gap move to seven and possibly out of reach for their local rivals.
With the last gasp equalizer against Liverpool, Tottenham made sure the distance between them and the top four didn’t widen further. However, manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for a more convincing display and win this time around. This fixture completes a tough couple of week for our Spurs fans in the bar who have seen their side take on three out of the top six clubs home and away.
Indeed, lose this, and the momentum recent results have created will be wrecked, potentially ruining their chances of a top four finish, as well as a confidence knock before their huge game with Juventus in the Champions League.
If Pochettino is to come away with the three points, he will need everyone singing from the same hymn sheets and, in particular, these two players, will need a very big game…