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Will City Face A Top Tottenham Team?

Will City Face A Top Tottenham Team?

Whichever team Tottenham Hotspur field for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Coventry City at White Hart Lane, a tough test awaits the Sky Blues as they look to cause an upset against the side currently sitting in third place in the Premier League.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas named a strong side for his team's Capital One Cup fixtures earlier this season and also fielded a very strong line-up when at Chelsea for the corresponding FA Cup Round in 2011/12.

Scott Parker continued his return from injury with a substitute's appearance against Reading on New Year's Day and is a candidate to start the City game as is Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and striker Emmanuel Adebayor as he delays a decision on whether to link up with Togo for the African Cup of Nations.

Coach Steffen Freund has also hinted that Benoit Assou-Ekotto could be in the starting XI.

Asked about the game against the Sky Blues, Sigurdsson told the official THFC website: 'They come up against a top Premier League side and they will come here, want to do a job and take the chance to impress everyone.'

'We have to make sure we`re ready for that and we're in the draw for the next round.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:CCFC
Date:Thursday January 3 2013
Time: 12:22PM

Comments

0
Ish, solid team will be put out and the score 5-0 to the lily whites COYS
tottingham10
03/01/2013 12:35:00
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As tottingham said, it will be solid. We have to rest some players who played the whole xmas. Sandro, Lloris, Vertonghen, Dembele plus one of Defoe/Ade to be rested - Parker, Friedel, Caulker, Huddlestone, and Dempsey/Sigurdsson to come in. Perhaps an outing for Falque or Carroll would be the only "weakened" aspect. I heard that you guys will be wearing replica 1987 shirts....cheeky...
TonyRich
03/01/2013 13:23:00
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Still sounds like a strong line-up. We're a much stronger proposition than when we played your local rivals earlier in the season but still very hard to see us causing an upset. Good luck for the rest of the season though guys, be good to see you and Everton get into the top four. [Edited by CCFC]
houchen
03/01/2013 15:07:00
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Saturday will bring back memories of a wonderful day for us of a Sky Blue persausion. A replay at a full Ricoh would be something to look forward to. Good luck to Spurs in your top four pursuit.
wolstc
03/01/2013 17:42:00
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