Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has taken to Twitter to bang the drum ahead of Spurs heading to a "tough place" this weekend as they prepare to face Watford away in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho's charges will be hoping to build on their midweek FA Cup third-round replay win over Middlesbrough when they take on the resurgent Hornets, who have been steered out of the bottom three by Nigel Pearson.
While Spurs have failed to win any of their last three fixtures in the top flight, slipping to eighth place in the table, Watford have won four and drawn one of their last five in the league to go up to 17th spot, the first time they're out of the relegation zone since August.
Indeed, the Hornets are looking to win four consecutive top-flight home games in a season for the first time since December 1986, so they'll be a much tougher proposition for Spurs than they would have been prior to Pearson's appointment.
Here is what Toby said about the week Spurs have had so far and about tomorrow's game:
Some fans responded:
Time to claw our way back into the top 4, big performance needed.— Manny (@Mannythfc) 17 January 2020
Top four isn’t gone by a long shot, keep believing boys #COYS— Jack (@Jack_Fletchhh) 17 January 2020
All the teams around us have difficult fixtures and so do we, a win will get us far #COYS— Henry williams (@Henrywi53889894) 17 January 2020
You got this Toby. Hope you start— Spurstragic (@Spurstragic1) 17 January 2020
Good Luck Toby— Jo Mac (@Jomacjomac) 17 January 2020
We desperately need these points to get us back in contention for a Champions League spot, we have dropped to many points lately— Barbara (@Alwaysblue888) 17 January 2020
Have faith you lads will bring back all 3 points COYS x— ★ Sally ★ Berger ★ (@Sally_Berger) 17 January 2020
Ideally from minute 1. That’ll be a nice change if so— James Bull (@james_bull8) 17 January 2020
Watford's only victory in their 13 Premier League matches against Tottenham was by 2-1 in this fixture last season, and is their only win over Spurs in 17 attempts in all competitions dating back to 1994, but Spurs have won on only two of their past nine away league visits to Vicarage Road (BBC Sport).
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