Villa starlet relishing Spurs test
Eric Lichaj is looking forward to trying to stop Tottenham's flying wing men in Aston Villa's huge home game this weekend.
The 23-year-old right-footed USA international has been impressing as a make-shift left-back in boss Alex McLeish's side in recent games.
However, he is likely to face one of his toughest tests this weekend against Harry Redknapp's Champions League chasing Spurs, who possess speedy wingers such as Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale.
Last season's Aston Villa loan man Kyle Walker is also set to be a threat on one of his surging over-lapping runs from the right-back position which has subsequently earned him England recognition.
Despite the obvious threat that Spurs have in their ranks, Lichaj is confident in his abilities to help Villa keep things tight at the back.
"Every game brings new challenges and every game is different in some sort of way," said Lichaj on the club's website.
"The first few games are always the toughest in my eyes then when you get a good run of form it becomes a bit better.
"If I do play then I'll make sure I do my best against them.
"For me my strength is probably one-versus-one defending so hopefully I can do my job on Sunday.
"I am happy with my form. I am working hard and I am just doing what I can.
"It is too bad that we haven't won for a few weeks but hopefully that is going to change."