“Then after I told them the news I said I couldn’t understand why”.
Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur, bottom, at White Hart Lane, London, March 19. Mitchell, who resigned in August and is now on gardening leave, was the driving force behind the signing of Nkoudou, who is hardly rated by Pochettino; evidently, Saints’ success in replacing their players was about more than one man. “I’m very pleased with his performance”. “I can not see the difference”.
“For Nathan, he’s also a talented player, but sometimes he didn’t listen enough”.
“It’s important he understands he has all the quality to become a very good striker with his feet and his quality”.
Southampton nearly found themselves back on level terms when a powerful Oriol Romeu shot from distance swerved past the post, but they were grateful to Forster after 23 minutes as he made a fine stop to claw away Toby Alderweireld’s glancing header. The players are good enough to substitute (Harry Kane’s goals) so obviously it was important for someone else to score.
So far 79 head to head encounter has been recorded for Tottenham and Southampton.
The Dane was able to pick out the run of Heung-Min Son in the first minute with a ball over the top of the Southampton defence, which saw Son’s near post shot saved well by Fraser Forster.
He also revealed he has his sights on the 20-goal mark for the campaign. And you’ll argue, yes, they’ve only won three games but they’re drawing too many and that’s the difference and the problems that they’re having.
The 20-year-old was shown a straight red card for a risky shin-high tackle on Brecht Dejaegere during last month’s last-32 Europa League tie at Wembley.
– The only previous top-flight season than Spurs have remained unbeaten at home was 1964-65 (21 games, 0 defeats).
It is a remarkable evolution for Alli who spent more of last season playing either as a number 10 or from the left of Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 system.
Dele Alli has said he will never change, and says he has the full backing of his Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to keep the win-at-all-costs side of his game. But not for the next eight or nine games if he is out for that long.