Sebastien Bassong is preparing to face Liverpool on Sunday, but insists he will enter the game with no fear.
The Tottenham centre-half, who is available for domestic duty after being snubbed for African Cup of Nations action with Cameroon, is set to go head-to-head with Fernando Torres this weekend.
The Spaniard has shown signs that he is back to his awesome best of late and will have Spurs firmly in his sights when Harry Redknapp's men arrive at Anfield.
The tie is already being billed as a potential top-four decider and the result could rest on the performances of key men such as Torres, Jermain Defoe, Steven Gerrard and Aaron Lennon.
Bassong, though, is adamant that he is up to the challenge of keeping the Reds' frontline quiet and insists he is quite looking forward to testing himself against some of the best in the business.
"He (Torres) is good but there are many good players in England," the no-nonsense defender said in The Sun.
"He is only one of them. You don't have to be scared of him, otherwise you can't play."
Bassong has also warned that Spurs, who sit fourth at present, will enter the crunch encounter full of confidence, with a four-point cushion currently separating the capital outfit from their weekend rivals.
"There is no secret. We are working hard every day in training.
"We've got a squad full of great guys and the spirit in the team is good. We are enjoying things."