Tottenham midfielder Sandro believes his side can be the first to claim all three league points at the Etihad Stadium this season, as they face Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

City have won all five of their league fixtures at home this season and Tottenham have struggled for goals in their opening eleven matches, however Brazilian international Sandro is confident his team can cause an upset.

He told Tottenham's official website: "I think it will be a difficult game, like every match. We have to go and play with confidence from the beginning.

"We will need everything on the pitch because it's a hard game to win there, but we have to do it.

"From the start of the game we have to push on, to fight for every ball, to be on top of City.

"A win would be great for us. Every match is important. Let's go to try to win this match first. We can do it. We can win there."

Tottenham sit one point above Manchester City in the table going into the match, however Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping his side can keep up their formidable home record, particularly as the Citizens have lost four games on the road in 2013/14.

The fixture is certainly one to look forward to, with millions of pounds worth of talent on both sides, having both been very active during the summer transfer window, and Sandro is particularly wary of fellow countryman Fernandinho.

"Fernandinho is my friend," he said. "I've played with him twice on international duty for Brazil.

"He's a very good player, very quick in midfield. He can play defence and also play forward.

"He's also great on the ball. We have to push him, put him under pressure and look after him - and not just him.

"City have lots of good players, but so do we and we will give everything."

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