Ben Osborn claims rock-bottom Sheffield United will be a tough opponent for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on Sunday with the Blades hoping to replicate last July’s thrashing over Spurs
- Rock-bottom Sheffield United host Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on Sunday
- The Blades beat Spurs 3-1 last July but have struggled in the league since then
- Blades player Ben Osborn claims his side will be a tough challenge for Spurs
- Osborn has helped Chris Wilder win their last two games in all competitions
Sheffield United’s Ben Osborn is looking to inflict more misery on Jose Mourinho in order to give Blades real momentum in their relegation fight.
Chris Wilder’s side have beaten Bristol Rovers and Newcastle in the last week having failed to win any of their previous 18 games this season
Osborn was part of the United side that thumped Mourinho’s Spurs 3-1 at Bramall Lane in July and the midfielder says: ‘We know, if we’re all at it, that it’s going to be a really difficult game for them and I am certain they will know that.
Ben Osborn is hoping to put more misery on Spurs when Sheffield United host them on Sunday
Osborn was part of the Blades squad that comfortably beat Tottenham 3-1 back last July
‘They will be fully aware of what we are capable of when it comes together for is. We definitely have a chance, to finally get that first league win on Tuesday was a weight off our shoulders
‘The first task is to catch the team above us (West Brom) and then go from there.’
Like a lot of Blades players, 26-year-old Osborn has waited a long time to get his chance to play in the Premier League, signing from Nottingham Forest in 2019.
‘Everyone is desperate to stay at this level because we know tough it is to get here,’ he said. ‘It is what we’ve wanted our whole careers, that is probably why it hurts so much when we do lose.
Jose Mourinho’s men were humbled by the Blades that day but have recovered since then
The Blades are bottom of the Premier League but Osborn has helped them win their last two
‘But it also gives us hope that if we do put a run together, everyone is going to fight for each other. We are fighting for our careers at the end of the day.’
Nobody has scored fewer goals than United’s nine in 18 matches but Osborn says the chances are coming.
‘Our play in the middle third has been pretty decent. It probably comes down to confidence. We have created a lot of chances in some games that haven’t been taken.
‘We showed signs against Newcastle we are getting into those areas and still creating. Hopefully if we put a couple away it will give us that belief to maybe kick on and get a few more.’
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