Sandro believes an early goal for QPR against his old club on Saturday will see them go on to win and relieve pressure at the foot of the table.
The midfielder made his first appearance in Hoops on Wednesday night since a knee injury blighted his season at the end of November.
But it didn’t end well. Arsenal edged home 2-1 to send Rs back into the bottom three as the home side carved out chances but lacked Gunners’ clinical edge.
The other side from north London are next up, and Sandro has set his heart on beating Tottenham - not least because he made the switch from White Hart Lane in the summer.
“Of course, I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “But it won’t be any easier. Arsenal and Spurs are much the same level. We played well in the first half against Arsenal, but they have two chances and score from both.
“We show we can play well against the top teams - but we cannot keep losing.
“We need a win to rebuild confidence in the changing room, and if we can score an early goal, we can win.”
The 25-year-old is a man on a mission at Loftus Road after only nine appearances so far.
He added: “I have to prove myself because the club has been so welcoming to me and I feel good now. I have to say thanks to the fans because they are on my side, and the atmosphere here is amazing.”
The boss who bought him is gone.
But the new man in charge is equally well known to the 25-year-old. After all, both Harry Redknapp and Chris Ramsey were at Spurs with Sandro.
“I like both of them,” the player said. “Chris is a good guy and clever, but Harry was the man who brought me here.”
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