Martin O’Neill: “He’s an exceptional player.
“He has to be one of the best players in Europe, and he’s playing in a side that is full of confidence, and full of goals.
“But we’re in good shape after our win over Manchester City, and we’re really looking forward to the game.
“The fans were terrific in the game away at Southampton and against City, and we’ll have their backing tomorrow, and the atmosphere they create can ony help us.
“Spurs will be very difficult opponents, but so were Manchester City.”