Lewis Holtby plays up Tottenham’s chances of beating Man City

Lewis Holtby plays up Tottenham's chances of beating Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon

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Tottenham signed Lewis Holtby for £1.5m back in January Photo: DerHans04, via Wikimedia

Lewis Holtby has played up Tottenham’s chances of beating Manchester City and reigniting their bid for Champions League qualification.

Spurs head into Sunday’s game after a 10-day rest following their Europa League quarter-final exit at the hands of Basel last week.

Tottenham have been overtaken by their north London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League table but Holtby is confident Andre Villas-Boas’ men can claim three points at White Hart Lane against the Citizens.

“It will be a tremendous game on Sunday,” Holtby told Tottenham’s website. “City have just reached the final of the FA Cup and these six games are our cup finals, starting against City.

“They are a side full of quality players but we’re determined to get three points, especially at home. It would be a massive win for us.”

Holtby, who joined Tottenham from Schalke in January, added: “It’s always great at White Hart Lane with the fans right behind us, everyone buzzing for the game,” he said.

“They were brilliant out in Basel and that’s what we need again now on Sunday.

“Everything has to work – the team, the fans, all connected together – and I know everyone is right up for it.”

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