Tottenham coach Freund: Carlisle clash will be battle

Tottenham coach Steffen Freund expects a major test from Capital One Cup opponents Carlisle United.

Tottenham coach Steffen Freund expects a major test from Capital One Cup opponents Carlisle United.

Freund faced a few similar ties during his time as a player at the club – coming through cup matches at the likes of Brentford, Tranmere and Leyton Orient – and knows exactly what’s in store at Brunton Park.

“It will be a difficult game and the game of the year for Carlisle,” he told the Spurs website. “They’ve already beaten Ipswich in the last round and now Tottenham arrive.

“I have to say that the players’ attitude and performance has been so good in the last few weeks and we have to keep that going.

“There will be changes, but the attitude has to be right. If we do that, we have the quality to beat Carlisle, for sure.”

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