Kyle Walker believes a win for Tottenham Hotspur against Fulham can rejuvenate his side and re-establish their top four credentials following a disappointing spell for the club.
Andre Villas-Boas' side suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City 10 days ago, the third game in a row in which they failed to register a goal of their own.
Spurs went some way to remedy their woes with a credible 2-2 draw with Manchester United at White Hart Lane but for their cross London rivals Fulham, things continue to deteriorate with Martin Jol paying the price for the club's inadequacies.
The Cottagers welcome Tottenham to Craven Cottage with former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen taking the reins for the first time. But Walker remains unconcerned by the upheaval in west London and is optimistic his side can put an end to a poor run which has seen them register just one Premier League win since the end of October.
"I think we can go again," Walker was quoted as saying by the Examiner. "With the players we have got, why not?"
"The players in the dressing room know we have to dig deep, show why we are playing for Tottenham, why we are playing for such a club, a top four club and prove to the fans and the gaffer and the chairman why they put the faith in us."
In a far cry from their current run of form, the north London outfit put together a run of just one defeat in 16 games last season, and while Walker is hopeful of the club replicating that, his manager is wary of the effect Meulensteen's appointment will have on the struggling west Londoners.
"Both teams are looking for a result to bounce back," the Tottenham boss said. "It can launch either team's season."
After claiming a point against the Premier League champions Spurs now lie 10 points off arch rivals and league leaders Arsenal.