London Colney is paradox. Too distant to be a North London suburb. Its location – a short traffic jam from the thundering M25 – makes it too busy to be genuinely quiet. Yet it is situated in the heart of the placid Hertfordshire countryside.
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.
Club captain Amrit Derry says Haringey’s new head coach Craig Sweetlove is already getting results after the Rhinos’ latest victory gave them a four-way share of the lead at the top of the Herts/Middlesex Division Two table.
Centre-back Renee Hector says Spurs Ladies’ defenders are just as committed to improving the team’s goal difference as the Lilywhites’ free-scoring attacking players after Sunday’s 4-0 league win over C&K Basildon.
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.
Spurs Ladies’ latest hat-trick hero Wendy Martin says the Lilywhites are benefiting from the focus they have put on their attacking play and finishing after they took their remarkable tally to 26 goals in three games.
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.
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