Premier League: Tim Sherwood expecting tough battle at Norwich
Tim Sherwood has warned his Tottenham squad to expect a tough afternoon at Norwich on Sunday.
Last Updated: 22/02/14 2:35pm
The Canaries are scrapping to avoid relegation whilst Spurs travel to Norfolk aiming to keep pace in the race for the top four.
In their last Premier League outing, Sherwood's men were magnificent in hammering Newcastle 4-0 at St James' Park.
But they go into the game on the back of a 1-0 Europa League defeat in Ukraine to Dnipro, and Sherwood is expecting another tough away day.
"Everyone chooses a different way to play," he said. "Norwich are desperate for points. They might not come out and be expansive against us but we have to approach every game differently.
"Newcastle in our last away performance was a bit different. Newcastle came out with their expectant crowd up there and tried to play against us. We might come up against a different type but we are not sure yet, we will have to wait and see."
Spurs go into the weekend just three points behind Liverpool in the final Champions League position, whilst City are one solitary point clear of the relegation zone.
But Sherwood says Chris Hughton's men remain a tough prospect on home soil.
"They have taken some big scalps at Carrow Road and done very well," he added.
"I think it is important we respect what they have got. We are expecting a tough game. They have made some signings and have got some good players. Hopefully we can second guess their team and get ourselves prepared."
The Europa League loss in Ukraine came with a side showing six changes from the Newcastle game as first-team regulars such as Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor did not make the trip due to niggling injuries.
"There will be a few back," added Sherwood. "A few won't be ready. We are looking to refresh certain areas. Some areas we won't be able to but between now and then they have to recover."
Midfielder Christian Eriksen is expecting Norwich to suck up pressure and hit Spurs on the counter-attack.
"A lot of teams sit back against us and wait for the counter-attack," he said. "We have to try to open them up and take our chances. We know in the Premier League we've scored goals recently, we're also good away from home so hopefully we'll continue that on Sunday.
"The lads are confident after Newcastle and we have to show it again on Sunday. It is important to bounce back from Dnipro and if we want to finish in the top four we have to try to win this game."