Clinton's collective call
25 September 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Clinton Njie says the players will have to work together and “be at 100 per cent” to beat Manchester City.
The Cameroon international has featured off the bench in our last three matches in all competitions as he continues his settling-in process following his summer switch from Lyon.
A quick glance at City’s squad list brings home the size of the task at hand to the 22-year-old as we ready ourselves to take on Manuel Pellegrini’s side on Saturday lunchtime.
But he believes we’re more than capable of keeping the visitors’ high-profile forwards at bay if we continue to work as a unit.
“Normally Manchester City are a big team and they’ve got good players, but we’ve got a good squad as well and we’re going to work hard and work collectively so we can get a good result on Saturday,” said Clinton, who went on in the closing stages of Wednesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.
“City have got some clever players – Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and the others – but I just think we need to make sure we are 100 per cent physically and mentally and everything is going to be fine.
“We deserved something better in the cup on Wednesday night but we’ll try to recover against City and look to get the three points.”
Of course, the atmosphere inside White Hart Lane is always immense for a North London derby – and it was no different in midweek.
Clinton admitted he was blown away by the noise levels against the Gunners and says a repeat of that passionate and deafening support from the stands will be most welcome against City.
“The atmosphere was wonderful on Wednesday and the supporters did a great job,” he added. “I hope we’re going to have the same on Saturday. The fans are always behind us and that’s very important for us.”