Tottenham Have Become The Nearly Team, Former Premier League Defender Says

Tottenham Have Become The Nearly Team, Former Premier League Defender Says

Up next for the Lillywhites is a tough task of facing defending champions Manchester City in the Premier League on Monday. He has scored one goal and his recovery from injury could be a result of muscle fatigue from featuring at the World Cup.

Pochettino is also without key centre-back Vertonghen as the Belgian worldwide isn't expected to overcome his hamstring issue until December so Davinson Sanchez should continue alongside Toby Alderweireld in the middle of the back four. "We are going to face one of the best teams in Europe in Manchester City, so maybe it will help us".

Since then he has received a 20-month driving ban in September for being two times over the legal limit in London and was then sidelined by injury - blamed on stress from his arrest by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

PSV have few fond memories of watching Eriksen in an Ajax shirt, and they will not have enjoyed this exceptional performance any more.

"We didn't force it".

"It is good news but we need to careful", he said.

"Hugo is an important player for us, our captain and no doubt our keeper".

"That was the right assessment and we didn't force the opponent because we believe it was enough with the effort we made".

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"In football you can not allow the opponent some time to be alive". When you are in a good situation to kill the game and you don't kill it, you have to blame yourself.

" The Champions League is almost over for us".

Hugo Lloris was sent off as Tottenham failed to win a third Champions League group stage encounter.

But that doesn't mean the status quo of the past season and quarter hasn't been hard, according to Pochettino, who has said each game, even those at Wembley, hasn't truly felt like a home game.

"We are happy. He started today (training) with the group".

PSV have been in fantastic form in front of goal on their own patch, scoring a hugely impressive 27 goals in seven games at Philips Stadion so far.

Alli's absence will hurt Spurs, but Tottenham are undefeated in 35 of 38 straight home games.

Midfielder Dele Alli has returned to training after injury, but Pochettino warned that Spurs needed to handle him with care.

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