Eric Dier feels talk of a crisis at Tottenham has been rather overblown after the Lilywhites earned a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in yesterday’s north London derby and maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League.
Harry Kane is fit to play for Tottenham in Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates – and manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he is not taking a risk and rushing the striker back into action.
Captain Hugo Lloris says it was “difficult to recognise” Tottenham during last night’s Champions League defeat against Bayer Leverkusen – and he admits the Lilywhites “cannot be in a worse situation” in their group.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he declined to call Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri at the end of last season and congratulate him on the Foxes’ Premier League title triumph, because he felt it would have been disingenuous and “fake”.
Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld could be available for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen or next Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal, says Mauricio Pochettino.
Mauricio Pochettino feels summer signing Vincent Janssen might be putting too much pressure on himself as he bids to end his dry run in front of goal, and the Tottenham manager says the Dutchman simply needs some encouragement and patience.
Dele Alli says Tottenham’s new system is helping him to be more dangerous in the final third after his latest goal - but he admits he should have been more clinical in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion.
Mauricio Pochettino says he faces a tricky balancing act as he attempts to prepare his international players for Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion and then manage his squad through a gruelling spell which features seven matches in 23 days.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane could start training outside next week as he continues to recover from his ankle injury – but Mousa Dembele is still a doubt for Saturday’s trip to West Brom after suffering a recurrence of an old foot injury.
Captain Hugo Lloris says Tottenham’s defensive sturdiness bodes well for the season ahead after the Lilywhites kept another clean sheet in yesterday’s highly impressive 2-0 home win over league leaders Manchester City.
Tottenham triumphed 2-0 over Premier League leaders Manchester City at White Hart Lane today after an early own goal from Aleksandar Kolarov and a Dele Alli strike before the interval, while Erik Lamela missed a second-half penalty. Here are five talking points.
Mauricio Pochettino can vividly remember the first time he instructed his players to employ a gutsy pressing game against a Pep Guardiola team – it was, in fact, his first training session as a manager.
Mauricio Pochettino will today assess the fitness of Danny Rose, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Middlesbrough – but he admits it might be “a risk” to select his midfield duo at the Riverside Stadium.
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