Title-chasing Tottenham must beat Manchester City, says Sandro

The Brazilian has called on the White Hart Lane outfit to repeat the heroics from their 3-2 victory at Old Trafford last year, where they bested City's neighbours Manchester United
Sandro says Tottenham must play to win when they travel to the Etihad Stadium to face fellow title rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side have a 100 per cent record at home in the league but lost their last away outing against Sunderland, while Spurs' own aspirations were dented by a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle prior to the international break.

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But Sandro is unworried by City's imperious form at the Etihad, and is keen for Tottenham to prove their credentials by picking up three points.

“We have to give a little more to be up there, to win the Premier League. We have to win more at home,” the Brazilian told The Daily Mail.

“Win, win, win. The top teams, who win the title, just keep winning. Win, win, win. How good can this team be? Wow. If you look at the squad one by one you say, 'Why can’t we fight for the title?'

“But it’s hard. You have to show that in every game. We have to go to Manchester City and win – like we beat Manchester United at Old Trafford last season.”

Sandro has not played for Brazil since October 2012, missing the Confederations Cup success after sustaining an injury against QPR in January, but is determined to work hard for Tottenham and return to Luiz Felipe Scolari's competitive Selecao side.

“In every game, training session, we have to push hard to improve,” he continued. “If not, you don’t play. I like it. I feel good again. There’s still a little more I can give. But I feel my power.

“I have to do my job here at Tottenham, win games and titles. And it’s my dream to play in the World Cup so I fight for it.”