'They have a fantastic team' - Newcastle defender wary of Tottenham challenge

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson is wary about his club's return to Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson is wary of going to Tottenham in the League Cup, despite his side having won there earlier this season.

Newcastle came from a goal down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the Premier League clash at White Hart Lane, but Williamson is wary ahead of another trip to North London.

“Everyone will be pushing 100% and wanting to win. You never know what happens in the semi-final if you get through,” he told the Chronicle.

“It is a difficult place to go. They have a fantastic team, it will be tough, but we fancy our chances.”

“We back ourselves and we are confident we can go there and get a good result.”

Newcastle go into this game looking to react to a heavy defeat against Arsenal last weekend.

They were torn apart by Arsene Wenger’s side and manager Alan Pardew will more than likely look for them to be much more compact and difficult to break down.

From Tottenham’s point of view, it’s a good chance for them to get some revenge in front of their own fans.

They will still be on a high following a late winner against Swansea City last weekend and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to use that to his advantage. The difficulty for Spurs in breaking down Newcastle comes if Pardew wants his side to play on the counter attack.

White Hart Lane is one of the smaller pitches in the Premier League and it will be difficult for Spurs to find space in attacking areas.

Both bosses are likely to make changes but Williamson certainly fancies his side’s chances.

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