Gareth Bale says Tottenham Hotspur will take confidence into the North London derby after their most recent win over Crystal Palace.
Up until recently, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs were on a significantly worse run of results than Arsenal. From January 28th to February 21st, they lost six matches in all competitions, only beating West Brom and Wolfsberger in that time.
Yet they’ve suddenly found their feet going into the Arsenal match, albeit through racking up three league wins against teams in the bottom eight.
Gareth Bale already has his sights on the North London derby, insisting they’ll go into the game feeling confident.
“Going into next week’s game we have confidence behind us now but we know it’s going to be difficult,” Bale said. “Obviously a midweek game (against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League) before that but we’ll recover and go again.
“It was great to get the three points and keep building on our winning run and keep that winning mentality going.”
Ideally, Dinamo Zagreb will take advantage of an apparent lack of prioritisation on their game to pull off a surprise result and dent Spurs’ confidence, but I wouldn’t hold out much hope.
Instead, it’s probably going to be up to Mikel Arteta and Arsenal to halt the away side’s resurgence on Sunday.