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Daws and Nabil - Swansea 'a tough place to go'

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 18 January 2014  - 12:00

Preventing Swansea City from playing their game seems high on our squad’s agenda ahead of Sunday’s trip to Wales.

Michael Laudrup’s Swans are renowned for moving the ball around quickly and causing their opponents problems going forward.

That’s something we’ll have to combat this weekend, while at the same time seeking to get on the front foot ourselves as we bid to get more points in the bag ahead of a 10-day gap in our top flight calendar.

Club skipper Michael Dawson, who helped keep the Swans at bay in our 1-0 victory at the Lane back in August, is determined to contribute towards another shutout on Sunday – but he knows that’s easier said than done.

“Swansea are another top team who pass the ball well,” said Daws, who has been speaking exclusively to Spurs TV to look ahead to this weekend’s game.

“We had a good result there last year (a 2-1 victory) and this year’s going to be no different in terms of what we come up against.

“It’s going to be a tough place to go, but we’re in a good vein of form in the Premier League and we want to keep this run going.”

The captain’s thoughts were this week echoed by young midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, who has earned widespread praise for his impressive displays in the engine room since being elevated into the first team squad by Head Coach Tim Sherwood.

“Swansea will be a very tough place to play,” the 19-year-old said. “We know they like to play football so we’ll see how it goes, but for sure we’ll give 100 per cent.”