Tottenham Hotspur have to show a fierce, competitive determination to win every Premier League game regardless of whom and where they are playing, beginning with their Sunday, November 24 trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on free-scoring Manchester City.
That is, according to 24-year-old midfield battler Sandro Raniere, who wants to convince Spurs they can challenge for the title and wants his team-mates to take inspiration from their victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, when goals from Jan Vertonghen, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey downed the eventual Premier League winners by a 3-2 score.
'We have to give a little more to be up there; to win the Premier League,' said Sandro, as quoted by the Daily Mail. 'We have to win more at home. Win, win, win. The top teams, who win the title, just keep winning. Win, win, win. How good can this team be?'
Sandro only returned to Andre Villas-Boas' first-team starting line-up in late October, a 2-0 win over Aston Villa but has, in total, accumulated 269 minutes of domestic action to win 83% of his tackles, made nine clearances, nine interceptions, three blocks and has completed 83% of his passes.
Despite being linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, particularly to Roma, Sandro appears fully committed to the title cause.
'Wow. If you look at the squad one by one you say “Why can’t we fight for the title?” But it’s hard. You have to show that in every game. We have to go to Manchester City and win — like we beat Manchester United at Old Trafford last season.'
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