David Vaughan wants Sunderland to kick on from their last-gasp victory over Blackburn last Sunday when they visit White Hart Lane this weekend.
Tottenham had been in sensational form before their defeat to Stoke last weekend, but made amends with a 4-0 Europa League triumph against Shamrock Rovers.
The emphatic victory was desperately close to securing Spurs' qualification to the knockout phases, and the midfielder thinks that Harry Redknapp's side will be in the mood to get their Barclays Premier League campaign back on track.
"It's a tough place to go and we'll be facing great players who had been on a fantastic run until last Sunday," the ex-Blackpool man explained.
"They'll be looking to get another win on the board and bounce back from defeat. Certainly they have players who can win them games all over the pitch.
"We must work hard, stick to our tactics and hopefully take our chances when they come along.
"No doubt we will make a few special plans for individuals but it's important to focus on what we can do and how we can hurt them."
After this the Black Cats face two games within three days against QPR and Everton but the Welshman, who scored a wonderful goal last week that nearly uprooted the net, is happy to keep on playing.
"Two games in three days is a big ask physically as well as mentally but that's why clubs carry squads. We will all get the opportunity to play and impress the manager."