City EDS forward Dire Medube says he is enjoying the pressure of trying to win a third successive Premier League 2 title.

Brian Barry-Murphy’s side sit a point clear of Chelsea at the top of the table having played two games fewer ahead of our clash at Tottenham on Monday (kick-off 19:00).

City have been in superb form going into the fixture at the Lamex Stadium, which is the third match in our Big City Weekender, winning eight of our last ten matches as we look to become the first side to win a hat-trick of titles.

And the 18-year-old says he wants to be involved in big games as we move into the crucial part of the season.

“It’s very good; big pressure but nothing more than we could ask for – big games every game so the last six are very important,” Medube said.


“We’ve got very good players from top to bottom so we couldn’t ask for much more and hopefully a bit of silverware to finish the season would be nice.

“We’ve spoken about [a third title] quite a bit and it would be a very good thing to achieve for the Club and for ourselves so we need to keep pushing and hopefully it happens.”

City’s last game before the international break was the emphatic 6-0 victory over Manchester United at the Academy Stadium.

However, we were held to a goalless draw when we played 13th-placed Spurs back in October after Jadel Katongo was sent off in the 40th minute.

“It was a tough game last time, we drew 0-0,” added Mebude, who has 10 goals and 10 assists in 20 Premier League 2 appearances this season. “We got an early red card so I’m not really sure what the game will be like this time.


“We just need to go on and perform and hopefully get the result.

“It’s always a challenge coming back from the international break and gelling back together so we need to do it as players.”

Meanwhile Mebude made his debut for Scotland under-21s during the international break.

He scored a ninth-minute strike in a 3-2 defeat to Sweden in what was a proud moment for him and his family.

“It was very good for me and my family,” he said. “I’ve been playing with Scotland since the under-16s so it was a nice feeling to make my under-21 debut. I also got a goal so I couldn’t ask for any more.

“It was a very good feeling – one of the best I’ve had yet.

“[My family] always give me advice and they always egg me on so I can’t thank them enough.”