Cedric sends warning to Tottenham ahead of Southampton clash
By Dominic Toner
Southampton defender Cedric Soares has warned Tottenham that his side are in great form ahead of their clash at White Hart Lane.
Spurs welcome the Saints on Sunday in the Premier League and will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home record in the league this season.
The north London club have made their home ground a fortress this campaign and will be keen to consolidate their position in the top four.
Meanwhile, Southampton recently suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in the EFL Cup final, but have won their last two league matches against Watford and Sunderland.
Claude Puel’s side managed to edge out Watford 4-3 in their last game and hammered relegation-threatened Sunderland 4-0, with both matches coming away from St Mary’s Stadium.
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Defender Cedric acknowledges it will be a difficult test against Spurs, but is confident they can get a result if they keep up their good form.
“Playing Tottenham away is always a very difficult game,” Cedric said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “First it’s a Premier League game so it’s tough and playing there everyone knows they have a great team.
“They are very well-organised and of course it’s going to be tough but we are definitely in a good moment. Everyone feels that and we breed confidence right now so I think if we go there and play our game we will have our chance.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have already won the previous meeting against Southampton this season and recorded a convincing 4-1 away win.
Spurs will be confident after hammering Millwall 6-0 in their last game in the FA Cup quarter-finals, which set up a showdown with rivals Chelsea.
However, the victory came at a cost and star striker Harry Kane is now facing a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
The north London club will be wary of Southampton’s threat as they were the last team to win in the league at White Hart Lane, when a Steven Davis brace earned a 2-1 scoreline in May 2016.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter after Harry Kane provided an injury update.