Preview: Spurs Vs Stoke

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TEAM NEWS

Tottenham have no new reported injury problems after their midweek Europa League exit.

Left-back Danny Rose (knee) and midfielder Erik Lamela (hip) both remain on the sidelines.

Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri could return after missing three weeks with a calf injury.

Manager Mark Hughes may give Saido Berahino his first start for the club after a couple of appearances as a substitute.

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “We need to move on and forget [the defeat in the Europa League] and try to be focused on Sunday, and ready to fight because the [Premier League] doesn’t wait for you.

“It always pushes you to give your best. Now is not the time to cry, but to move on and to start preparing for the game against Stoke.”

Stoke manager Mark Hughes: “The key to the game on Sunday is to start brightly and get a foothold in the game. Hopefully we will be sharp from the off.

“They are a strong side, they are very impressive at home and we will be up against it. We are in good shape though.

“We disappointed ourselves against Spurs earlier in the season but we are a different proposition for them now. We have improved.”

 

(BBC Sport)

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