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.
Arsene Wenger insisted red card recipient Granit Xhaka is not a ‘dirty player’ after the Swiss international was sent off for a cynical foul on Swansea City’s Modou Barrow in his own half during his team’s 3-2 victory yesterday.
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.
Hendon manager Gary McCann says his side will need to match the defensive resilience and organisation of a “George Graham-esque” Boreham Wood outfit if they are to produce a memorable FA Cup upset on Saturday.
After seven league games, it’s pretty safe to say the Premier League table is now taking shape. There is a long way to go before the jigsaw is completed, but the pieces are being arranged into neat enough piles.
Left-back Eartha Pond says Spurs Ladies were rewarded for their patience, persistence and belief as they stuck to their game plan and scored three late goals to finally end QPR’s resistance on Wednesday.
Striker Niko Muir is confident Hendon can go to National League side Boreham Wood and produce an FA Cup upset next weekend after the Greens reached the fourth qualifying round for the first time in four years.
Midfielder Riana Soobadoo says her first goal of the season is a weight off her shoulders – but she was disappointed that her equaliser only secured a draw as Tottenham’s perfect start to the season came to an end.
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.
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