WAC Wolfsberger coach Ferdinand Feldhofer has warned Tottenham they are bringing ‘anger’ into their second leg clash on Wednesday.
Tottenham met the Austrian side in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 clash week, with a Gareth Bale inspired display seeing them to a 4-1 win away from home.
It leaves Jose Mourinho’s side as firm favourites to progesss in the tie, with them expected to again show their superiority when the two sides meet in London tomorrow.
Feldhofer, though, insists his side will not be lying down without a fight and are not travelling to London for a nice tourist trip.
“I see it as a bonus game in which we want to represent WAC and Austrian football against a prominent opponent,” Puls24 report him saying.
“You don’t need to talk about advancement opportunities or being a favourite. It is by no means a tourist excursion, and that should be clear to everyone.
“We are still a bit angry about the early stages in Budapest.
“We just want to bring the anger onto the pitch and show that we are better and, above all, that we can defend better.”
Tottenham head into the second leg in a poor run of form, with defeat to rivals West Ham United at the weekend continuing things.
That defeat to the Hammers was their third defeat in four in all competitions and their sixth in the last eight, with their first-leg win over WAC only one of two wins since the 28th January.
It means they are seen as ‘gettable’ for the Austrians, who could not have a better opportunity to add a big scalp to their list.
But while Feldhofer admits their confidence is up, he does not see that as a positive for his side.
“It is not an advantage for either of them that there are no fans,” he added.
“But it is one of the most modern arenas in the world, and that alone should be enough motivation and anticipation.
“I don’t think they take us lightly. You saw in the first game that they really took us very seriously.
“They were anything but a bad performance. In the league, they may be a little bit lacking the luck that they definitely had against us.
“I think that we have regained more self-confidence, and you can feel that too.”