The South Korean international and summer signing from PSV Eindhoven is one of a number of players gearing up for their first taste of this famous North London affair.
I know this is a massive game,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Young-Pyo. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had experience of playing Arsenal in the Champions League. I know they are a very strong team but I also know about the relationship between Arsenal and Spurs.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think our mood is good going into this game and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a home game for us so we have to look for a win.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great chance for us and we want to get a point or three points to stay high in the table
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The most important thing is our mentality because this is a special match.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Young-Pyo is not unfamiliar with high stakes matches though. Ã¢â‚¬Å“With PSV in Holland it was Ajax or Feyenoord and when I played for my national team South Korea against Japan is a very big game. That is a big derby!
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve played in different derbies and this is another new experience in the Premiership.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When I play against North Korea I never think of it as a big rivalry, Japan is the big one. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve played twice against Japan and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve won one and drawn one, so thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s okay!Ã¢â‚¬Â
It hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t taken long for Lee Young-Pyo to understand the importance of SaturdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s derby clash against Arsenal.