Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga has called on his teammates to get past Sheffield Wednesday this weekend and go into September on top of the table.
The Reds sit at the summit of the Sky Bet Championship after four games and, with four goals, Assombalonga is the league’s joint top scorer.
Speaking to Forest Player, he said: “It’s all good that we want to play Tottenham, but at the end of the day we want to be where Tottenham are, in the Premier League.
“We need to try our best, go past Sheffield Wednesday, and go into next month on the top of the table.”
The powerful front man has more reason than most to look forward to the tie in North London though.
“I’m looking forward to it a lot because I’m an Arsenal fan! It will be big for me. I’m really hoping to knock them out.”
Assombalonga looks at home on the pitch in a Forest shirt and he says he’s been made to feel welcome off it too.
“I’ve come straight into the building and everyone’s made me feel at home so that’s played a major part in me playing and scoring goals,” said the Forest number nine, who also spoke about his first goals in the garibaldi, away at Bolton.
He added: “It was one of the best days of my life. To come into the team and score your first two goals and then after the game with everyone praising me, patting me on the back, I couldn’t have asked for more.”