Adebayo Akinfenwa, nicknamed ‘The Beast’ weighs in at 16st and has proved a thorn in the side of many a lower league defence throughout his career.
The Chairboys travel to White Hart Lane on the back of a 16-game unbeaten run and the giant is full of bravado. And he has a warning for his opponents as he hopes to become a giantkiller.
“Don’t get into a fight with me, that’s pointless – and that’s not being arrogant,” he said when asked how he would advise Mauricio Pochettino’s side to play against him.
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“Let me have it, sit back, that’s your job. If we do put balls into the box get as tight as you can with me. I’d say don’t get too tight outside the box and get as tight as you can inside the box. That’s what I’d say.
“But if you try and fight me, I’d win. I kid you not. The Beast within fears nobody. Nobody scares me because none of them will be stronger than me.
“There’s no sugar-coating it, I’m a big boy. People will go on about my size but when I go on to the pitch people try and talk about the other side to me and what I can bring to the game.”
Vincent Janssen has been told he must shine against Wycombe
Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, however, has been warned he faces another long spell on the sidelines if he does not take today’s chance of a rare start by the scruff of the neck.
Pochettino insists he is still not concerned by a return of just one goal from the spot in 15 Premier League appearances this seaso and has not started in the league since mid-November.
“We will see what happens,” said Pochettino. “If he has the possibility to play he is ready to give his best. If not he must wait on the bench for another opportunity but I have no doubt about him. “Janssen is not in his best moment but he is young, it is first season and we have had a lot of chats with him.”