The Spurs star spent time on loan at Villa Park in 2011, where he worked with some of the youngsters who now make up the core of Paul Lambert's Villans team.
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"But I did play with a lot of the youngsters there like Andreas Weimann, Ciaran Clark, Marc Albrighton and Matthew Lowton [while at Sheffield United in 2009-10].
"They are young, energetic and hungry to win games.
"They've proved they can dig in at Villa Park. I watched the game against Manchester United [on November 10, when Villa let slip a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2] and the result just didn't go their way.
"It will be difficult but we need to play the way we've been playing and I'm sure we'll get the right result."