Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has shrugged off the occasion of playing against his former club.
The midfielder moved to the Swans last summer as part of the deal, which saw Michel Vorm and Ben Davies arrive at White Hart Lane.
He’s played down the significance of coming up against the North Londoners, suggesting it’s a case of just another day at the office as the Welsh team go looking for three points.
“I look forward to playing every game because it’s a chance for us to get three points. I go into every game looking to get three points whether it’s a club I’ve played for or not,” he’s quoted by Wales Online.
“It’s not down to how I play against Tottenham, it’s down to how I play for the team for the whole season. That’s my motivation.”
Sigurdsson said earlier this season that he felt frustrated by playing down the left from Tottenham and he’s now been moved into a central role at his new club.
It will be a big test for Tottenham to keep him quiet over 90 minutes because he’s superb at making late runs and finding pockets of space between the opposition’s midfield and defence.
It’s clear he has a lot of respect for Tottenham for the way they allowed him to develop in the Premier League, but he’s a professional and won’t hesitate to put Spurs to the sword this weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men can get on top of him by restricting the space in which he has to play and by trying to prevent him from getting touches of the ball across the top of Swansea’s midfield.
Keep their ex-player quiet and Spurs will go a long way towards getting a positive result.