English Premiership

Winks confident Spurs can match Man City

2017-12-15 10:35
Harry Winks (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Harry Winks insists that Tottenham are "confident in our ability" ahead of Satuday’s Premier League clash away to Manchester City.

City are top of the standings and on a 15-match winning streak ahead of the encounter at the Etihad Stadium, but Winks says Spurs don’t feel inferior to Pep Guardiola’s side.

"We think we can go there and match them," Winks said after Wednesday's 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

"Obviously it's down to the manager the way we play, but we'll go into the game the way we go into every game: positive and on the front foot. We'll try to out-possess them and outplay them.

"We know what we're like as a team, we know how good we can be, how good we are. It's a good place to set a standard and make a marker and a point.

"There's no point in going into a game and not thinking you're going to win. We're a positive team, we like to think we're one of the top teams in the division. We have to go there and prove that.

"We're confident at the moment, obviously on the back of two wins and we'll go there with full confidence and try to win.

"It'd be nice to go there and get the win, first and foremost to get the three points. But to end their run would be nice as well, it'll be a good incentive to try to get that as well.

"I know it's going to be tough, I know they're a good side and you have to respect them. There's going to be times in the game when you have to adapt and play a bit differently and that's down to the way the manager wants us to play.

"They're a good side, they're showing how good they are but so are we. We went there last year, performed well and got a good [2-2] draw. We're going to go into the game confident on the back of two Premier League wins. Who knows?"

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