Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Sancho’s rise no surprise to Spurs boss Pochettino

Sancho’s rise no surprise to Spurs boss Pochettino

"Whenever there are players there that you know, you try to follow them a bit more so obviously Axel Witsel transferred there over the summer and you follow your (international) team-mates", explained the defender.

The manager lashed out at referee Michael Oliver for booking Son for an alleged dive and while talking about the incident, Pochettino chose to take a dig at Liverpool. "I think you can feel in the eyes of the players the energy".

Christian Eriksen netted moments later and although Vardy got one back, Son Heung-min's late strike ensured third-placed Tottenham clinched a fifth win in their last six league games. Today will be the last time I say this message.

The Tottenham boss claimed over the weekend that the extra day of rest for the Bundesliga leaders could put his team at a "massive disadvantage" in the first leg at Wembley.

"If we played with a poor performance, without the possibility to develop our players, perhaps other teams wouldn't be interested in our players", Puel said. "Come on, we are the most innocent people on the pitch".

"Twenty-four hours in this type of competition, the last 16, is a massive disadvantage".

Goalkeeper: I don't think there is much debate over who'll start in goal as Hugo Lloris is nearly certain to keep his place between the sticks with Paulo Gazzaniga having to make-do with a place on the bench. For me, I'm going to stop describing the real situation, but I think there is no sense.

He said: "I really believe that we can win every single game".

With Leicester 1-0 down, James Maddison earned the visitors a penalty at Wembley after he was fouled by Jan Vertonghen.

But Lloris came to Tottenham's rescue, plunging to his right to keep out Vardy's spot-kick. "In some days it's hard to deal with Wembley but hopefully in this big game we'll receive this help from the crowd". We have had a lot of opportunities, not just the penalty.

"We need to find a clinical edge because we need the points. I said to him if he felt OK he can take the penalty, but it's not just the penalty that cost us".

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