By Dominic Toner
Kevin Wimmer claims that Tottenham want to remain unbeaten in the Premier League against Chelsea following their midweek exit from the Champions League.
Spurs were defeated 2-1 against French side Monaco on Tuesday and were eliminated from the Champions League, but are still in pole position to qualify for the Europa League.
The north London club turn their attention back to domestic football on Saturday and face Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Wimmer, 24, believes that Spurs can bounce back from their European misery and maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League.
“We have shown before that when we have a bad game in the Champions League, we turn things around in the league,” Wimmer said, as quoted by the Evening Standard. “We are totally focused on Saturday’s game, we want to stay unbeaten in the league and we will do everything to make this happen.
“It is difficult to say why the Champions League didn’t go well for us and we were all very disappointed but we must focus on the Premier League.”
Spurs are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League after the opening 12 games, picking up six wins and six draws.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are just four points adrift of leaders Chelsea and are regarded as serious title contenders this season.
Wimmer pointed out that Spurs have always responded in the league after their European matches, earning a 1-1 draw against north London rivals Arsenal after a defeat against Bayer Leverkusen.
They also delivered their best performance of the season in a 2-0 home victory against Manchester City after playing in mid-week against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stages.
Chelsea are set to prove a difficult test for Spurs, having won their last six games in the league without conceding.
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