Recent history means nothing to Andros Townsend. Or so he says.
Townsend claims it means very little. And the 23-year-old is surprisingly confident ahead of tomorrow's north London derby.
According to the Tottenham star, Mauricio Pochettino's side know they can get a result against the Gunners.
“I’m not too sure why we’ve historically struggled there but I know, even though we’ve not been in the best form of late, that all the boys are confident,” Townsend told the London Evening Standard.
“We’re a confident group so we’re not going to be going there thinking we’ve not won in four years. We’re going to go there with confidence sky high and knowing, believing, that we can get a result if we’re playing well.”
The 23-year-old also revealed his favourite position is down the right-hand side. That's something that has been plain for all to see over the last few months but Townsend says adapting to Pochettino's 4-2-3-1 formation is presenting new challenges.
“I prefer being on the right side," he added.
"The manager’s formation is new to me but I’m learning. We’ve had some chats about how he wants me to play and I’m trying to implement that on the field. It’s going to take time but I know I can fit into this formation.”
Spurs visit Arsenal in tomorrow's late kick-off. It promises to be quite the fixture.