Pochettino urges Tottenham to be brave against Arsenal

The Spurs boss has stated that the visitors will go out to win the Derby today.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that his side must go out and be brave today against Arsenal, with the Argentine telling the club’s official website just how important the clash is.

The White Hart Lane outfit will take on their fiercest rivals at the Emirates Stadium later today, with a win on enemy soil having the potential to bolster the visitors’ hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

Spurs have had a good start to the season and are unbeaten in their last ten Premier League fixtures.

However, Arsenal did take the spoils when the teams met in the third round of the Capital One Cup earlier this term, with a Mathieu Flamini double giving the Gunners a 2-1 victory.

Pochettino’s men are full of confidence after wins this week against Aston Villa and Anderlecht, with the former Southampton trainer urging his side to go out and compete today.

“It’s a very tough game and a very important game for us and our supporters,” Pochettino told the club’s official website. “We know what this game means.

"We go there in good form, we need to be ready and to arrive in good condition on Sunday.

“We know it’s an important game, they know as well. It’s the derby. We need to be brave and to go to the Emirates to compete in every action and for every ball.”

Spurs were unbeaten against Arsenal last season, drawing 1-1 away from home and winning 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal have injury concerns and were heavily beaten by Bayern Munich in midweek.

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