Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom He knows he faced “one of the best in the country” as he prepared his side to beat Tottenham in the last 16 of the FA Cup on Wednesday.

knives defeated National League Wrexham In the final round, although they were forced to play again, they eventually beat the 3-1 winners at Bramall Lane.

Heckingbottom’s men now face an entirely new challenge, playing a team from a higher league as they prepare for a visit from the Premier League. spurs.

The United boss is looking forward to facing a side from the ‘big six’ of the best flight, but insists that nothing will change in their preparation for the match.

He said at a press conference: “It’s a tough match, especially with the form they’re in right now.

“How we go will be exactly the same but we know the opposition is one of the best in the country.

“We know more or less what awaits us these last few weeks in terms of how they’ve played, they’re really good with the ball and they’re good at counter attack as well.”

At Bramall Lane, sellouts are expected as the two sides meet for a place in the quarterfinals of the competition, leaving them one game away from the Wembley tour.

Heckingbottom expects a good atmosphere but doesn’t think it will deter the quality of Antonio Conte’s side.

He continued: “To win the game, we have to perform in a way that lifts Bramall Lane.

“We’re going to need the fans. Saturday was great from start to finish and there will be moments when we’re off the ball.

“I’m looking at the Spurs players, the games they’re playing and the atmosphere they’re playing, it won’t affect them or change how they play, but the more positive the audience, the more positive feedback we get on the pitch.”