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Swans can have success at Spurs, says Curtis


14:50 25th February 2016

. . . Curtis looks ahead to Tottenham clash

Alan Curtis believes the unpredictable nature of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League campaign proves that the Swans are more than capable of causing an upset at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday (2pm).

The Swans face an away double-header this coming week when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday before facing Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

It will prove a stern test for the Swans, who pay visit to two of the top-flight’s in-form teams, whom both have ambitions of league title success.

Spurs have enjoyed five wins on the bounce in the Premier League and currently sit second in the table, while Arsenal lie one place below their North London rivals in third.

But despite the obvious challenge that the Swans face, Curtis insists Francesco Guidolin’s side can have success in London.

“The league has thrown up so many surprising results this season,” said Curtis, who attended Swansea’s pre-match press conference in place of Francesco Guidolin, who was absent with a chest infection. 

“We haven’t beaten them in the league during our five years in the Premier League, but this season results have been so unpredictable that it goes to show there’s no reason we can’t get a result.

“We’ve had one defeat in five. The four games prior to the defeat at Southampton, we won two and drew two. The one blip we’ve had was the home game against Southampton.

“The performances have been good and we didn’t see the Southampton performance coming. Unfortunately any defeat piles pressure back on you.

“Spurs will be a tough game. They’re a very good side. (Mauricio) Pochettino put together a really good side at Southampton and has followed that up at Spurs.

“He’s done a fantastic job and has a great squad of players, and I don’t see why they can’t win the title. They’ve shown that they can go all the way and it wouldn’t surprise me if they did.

“But we know that we have to continue to up our game and go another run.”


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