Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Spurs dig their heels in to churn out win at Palace

Spurs dig their heels in to churn out win at Palace

"The same as it was in our last match".

Spurs are battling their way through a hectic run of five games in 13 days, culminating in Saturday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace.

"But that is impossible".

Lucas Moura then got in Dele Alli's way as the England worldwide look set to meet Serge Aurier's inviting cross from the right. The doctors and medical staff will assess him and then the medical staff of England, and they will see if he's going to be involved or not. How do you manage that?

"I think he's a player who, for me, has all the potential with experience of games to one day be one of the best centre-backs in Europe".

Pochettino also compared the English style of gameplay with Italian style while saying "If Harry Kane is Italian and playing for the Italian side he will be a bit more protected because the Italian people are more protective of their players", and added "It is hard to push but when they are there they try to keep up there".

With Mousa Dembele out for the rest of 2018 it seems likely that Dier will come straight back into the side at Selhurst Park.


While Lloris had threatened another in a series of errors earlier in the game, the Spurs captain stepped up in the final 10 minutes to make a trio of saves, firstly pushing away a powerful swinger from Jeffrey Schlupp's right foot.

"If he is fit and the manager calls him, he must go", Pochettino added.

Kane has faced questions about his form and fitness this season, amid suggestions he was looking jaded after the World Cup, but after winning the Golden Boot in Russian Federation, he has scored 10 goals in 15 appearances for Spurs this term, and Pochettino believes the changeable perception and coverage of Kane is a cultural phenomenon. It is true. If Harry Kane is Italian and playing for the Italian side he will be a bit more protected because the Italian people are more protective of their players.

"It's from your team-mate".

They face Chelsea next on November 24 and are now fourth in the Premier League.

"He needs to learn and keep improving but he is a very good prospect for us".

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