Spurs defender full of confidence ahead of Manchester United trip

Federico Fazio is in optimistic mood as Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League push gathers momentum once more.

Spurs have made light of the League Cup loss to Chelsea earlier this month, quickly finding form again in the Premier League with two successive victories.

It was an impressive show of character by the young squad, and Argentinian defender Federico Fazio was happy to emphasise to the Spurs website just how important it was for the players to bounce back.

“Winning both games has been very important for our confidence,” said the giant central defender.

“To win those two matches after the Cup Final was very important and now we need to keep going.

“We are in a good position to stay in the running for the European places and maybe be up there on the final day of the season. We’re fighting with a number of good teams but I am confident.

“Of course, we have a very difficult game at Manchester United next but we are in a good way going into this match and we need to win.”

It isn't just back-to-back wins in the Premier League that Tottenham have managed, the club head to Old Trafford knowing that they are on somewhat of a roll at the famous stadium, having won on their last two visits - including in Sir Alex Ferguson's final, title-winning season.

Old Trafford hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Spurs for much of their Premier League history, and Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping he can follow Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood last season in recording a victory there, especially as there is so little between the two clubs at the moment.

Just three points separate them in the Premier League standings at present, with United occupying the final Champions League berth and Spurs sat just outside the European-chasing pack in sixth.

United’s superior goal difference means there is no chance of them being leapfrogged by their weekend opponents in the latest round of fixtures, but they can certainly be reined in.

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