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Sunday, April 30, 2017

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 seemed to have something to get off his chest when he emerged to reflect on Sunday’s draw at the Emirates, having noticed a prevailing sense of negativity in the build-up to the derby.

Defender Leah Rawle says Spurs Ladies showed their resilience and character on Sunday as they halted Gillingham’s comeback and continued their defence of the FA Women’s Premier League Cup.

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 feels he has benefited from his seven-week break after returning from injury and scoring Tottenham’s equaliser at Arsenal in the north London derby.

Harry Kane scored a second-half penalty on his return to action as Tottenham came from behind to draw 1-1 with Arsenal in the north London derby at the Emirates. Here are five talking points.

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.

Local pride will be at stake once again when Tottenham visit Arsenal in Sunday’s derby – and Josh Onomah understands the rivalry more than most.

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 suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in Group E of the Champions League at Wembley Stadium tonight. Here are five talking points.

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.

When the board of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust last sat down with Spurs’ hierarchy in September, the subject of domestic silverware came up.

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 says Harry Winks is capable of playing in front of the back four by himself in Tottenham’s new system as the Lilywhites prepare to visit Liverpool in the League Cup tomorrow.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris says he is in no rush to join the list of players who have recently signed new contracts with the club.

Spurs played out their second goalless draw in the space of five days after a 0-0 tie against Bournemouth on the south coast. Here are five talking points.

Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy with Dele Alli’s goal return and insists the midfielder should not be expected to score as regularly as a striker.

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.

Tottenham drew 0-0 away against Bayer Leverkusen in Group E of the Champions League tonight. Here are four talking points.

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.

Nacer Chadli and Dele Alli both struck inside the final 10 minutes as Tottenham drew 1-1 against West Bromwich Albion for the third time in a row. Here are five talking points.

Mauricio Pochettino says his new 4-1-4-1 system has given Tottenham greater tactical flexibility and a better chance of breaking down defensive opponents.

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