Match Preview: Spurs Vs Saints


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to pick Son Heung-min in place of injured striker Harry Kane.

Midfielder Mousa Dembele is fit, but Kyle Walker and Victor Wanyama are doubts with minor knocks.

Southampton manager Claude Puel has no fresh injury worries and he could pick the same team that beat Watford.

Striker Charlie Austin is edging closer to a return from a shoulder problem, but defender Virgil van Dijk remains a long-term injury absentee.


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “We have to find a solution until Harry [Kane] is available again. We have players who can cope with the pressure and it’s a great opportunity for Sonny [Son Heung-min] and Vincent [Janssen].”

“We are not worried, we are in good condition. We hope it will be different [to the last time Kane was injured]. I think the team now is completely different, that was in September.

“It was a difficult pre-season after the Euros and we are in a completely different level. The team is now more solid. We have improved a lot since that period.”

Southampton manager Claude Puel: “They [Tottenham] have a lot of wins at home, so it’s a good challenge for us.

“It will be interesting to see our progress. It’s difficult with one game every two weeks to keep concentration, but it’s important to have a good response at Tottenham.”

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