Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Wigan Athletic

Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with the match ball after scoreing a hat trick during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Tottenham Hotspur

Well another week in the world has passed by, and for Wigan, it has been a bit of an exciting one. We seem to have signed our only player of the January transfer window, while Noah Dicko has manged to get himself a loan to Blackpool. And Diame returns today after a poor African Cup of Nations tournament for Senegal.

So on to the game on Tuesday night. I am not really expecting much from this game. Yet I expected Wigan to smash QPR and yet we are selves were smashed 3-1 by a lacking team. Now is the time for the lads to prove themselves at a ground where we have had mixed fortunes in the past.

First too our squad. Alcaraz looks set to miss the encounter, if that means Steve Gohuri continues in the defence, Wigan may as well hand Tottenham the points. Our best option is to revert back to the 5-2-3 that did so well for us over Christmas. Bringing Jones and Stam back into the line up, either player has done anything wrong, so why they haven't been playing is a mystery.

Tottenham on the other hand are likely to have a full strength side and will want to go at the game full of energy. Getting a high Premier League position is their main focus this year. Any slip ups against lowly Latics would be a shock result.

I have used the word shock, because that is what Wigan tend to do. When we think we will do bad. Wigan play out their skin. When we feel Wigan should do well, then they fall flat on their faces. I don't know what it is with this team, but we always like to be the underdog.

So who do I see as the Tottenham danger man? There are so many players. Adebayor the striker who seems to always pop up with a goal. Modric or Van der Varrt the midfielders who tear defences apart for fun. No I am going for the new Welsh wizard in Gareth Bale.

It wasn't an amazing start to Gareth Bales career at Tottenham. The highly rated young left back didn't really seem to fit in, and when he did play he was always on the wrong side of the scoreline. Yet then something happened. The moment shall we call it. And his life was changed forever. The young left back grew up, into one of the worlds most deadliest left midfielders.

The AC Milan game last season, was when Bale showed his real colours, and the player hasn't looked back since. He runs up and down the wing all day everyday. Every ball into the box is inch perfect, and when he hits the ball, it stays hit.

Our defence for me doesn't really stand much chance against him, as Gohuri proved last time getting himself sent off.

Yet we can hope that Steve doesn't play. And that Bales has one of his poorer games, yet something inside me says maybe Wigan could snatch a win down in London come Tuesday night.

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