Spurs prepare for Huddersfield hoping for a repeat of last season's away win
PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 September 2018
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Mauricio Pochettino will be determined for his team to go into a busy month of October on a high
After a week of scrutiny, Spurs were able to silence some of their critics with a 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend and now they are preparing to face a side without a victory this term.
Huddersfield Town impressively finished 16th last season to stay up in their maiden campaign in the Premier League and entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
While David Wagner performed miracles during the 2017/18 term, the Terriers have struggled this time around.
After playing seven times in all competitions, Huddersfield have lost on five occasions and drawn twice – a disappointing stalemate at home to Cardiff City and a more respectable 1-1 draw away to Everton.
Wagner’s men started the new season with a 3-0 loss to Chelsea at Kirklees Stadium before they were thrashed 6-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad.
Those early losses appear to have knocked the confidence of the Yorkshire club and a defeat at Stoke City in the League Cup last month can’t have helped things.
Yet when Spurs come to town on Saturday, everyone associated with Huddersfield will be hoping to cause an upset.
Last season, Pochettino’s men also arrived in Yorkshire after a mixed start to the term where they had drawn home games with Burnley and Swansea City.
On the day, also towards the end of September, Tottenham put on a masterful performance, however, to claim a 4-0 success and earn applause from the home fans.
Harry Kane netted twice and Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko were also on target, and a repeat on Saturday would be welcomed.
The Lilywhites managed to get back on track away to Brighton, but will not want to slip up at Huddersfield and see the victory last Saturday count for nothing.
It will be difficult for Spurs, but they will expect to claim another three points and continue to build up belief ahead of a tough month.
Pochettino’s side will do battle with Barcelona and Cardiff and then have another international break before games with West Ham United, PSV and Man City round off Tottenham’s October.
How the Lilywhites play during next month will help shape some of the club’s targets for the second half of the campaign.
We are still not finished with September, however, and so Spurs have a job to do at Huddersfield first to ensure they go into a busy October on a high.