Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has warned Tottenham defenders that they will have to be at the top of their games if they are to keep a clean sheet when Gus Poyet’s Sunderland come to town.
The right-back has singled out both Adam Johnson and new signing Jermain Defoe as the Black Cats’ main threats when coming forward. The former Tottenham striker has scored 120 Premier League goals in total.
Spurs fell to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace last Saturday, and the defence will have to stay alert all the time if they are to minimise the threat that can come from Jermain Defoe.
Sunderland completed the transfer of Defoe from Toronto yesterday, and he could be set to mark his first start in his newest stint in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.
“You’re always going to get a good, hard-working team [with Sunderland]. They’ve got some good players, as well,” the Tottenham defender said during the interview.
“I’ve played with a few of them with England. Johnno (Johnson) is always a good threat and, I don’t know whether he can play or not (it has since been confirmed that he can) but we’ve seen countless times what Defoe can do in a Spurs shirt.
The last time Tottenham and Sunderland met at White Hart Lane, Spurs came from behind to win via an emphatic 5-1 scoreline.