McLeish: Blues must be fearless

Birmingham are currently clear of the drop zone only on goal

difference and could slide into the Championship next season if

they leave White Hart Lane empty-handed. But the Blues are one of

five teams still fighting the drop after West Ham’s relegation was

sealed last weekend, and McLeish is staying optimistic ahead of

Sunday’s showdown. “It’s a tough game but the players have got to

go and not fear it,” the Scot told Sky Sports News. “We’ve got to

go and do the job ourselves and see if we can pick up a point or,

against expectations, three points, which would absolutely cement

our Premier League status.” McLeish feels Birmingham have enough

experience not to let the pressure get to them when they make the

trip to north London. He said: “There’s obviously a lot of

pressure. I suppose the comforting thing is we’ve been under

pressure before and managed to cope with it. “Whatever happens

we’ve got to keep our cool about us and go to Tottenham and make

sure we have a performance that merits the Birmingham team.”