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Neville's praise for Pochettino

Sky Sports - søn, 04/11/2018 - 15:16
Gary Neville has reiterated his praise for Mauricio Pochettino, saying he has done a "brilliant job" in keeping Tottenham challenging at the top of the Premier League this season.

Moura: My best is still to come

Sky Sports - søn, 04/11/2018 - 09:33
Lucas Moura insists Tottenham have not given up on their ambition of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League and has told fans they have still to see the best of him.

WATCH: Did disallowed goal cost Wolves?

Sky Sports - søn, 04/11/2018 - 01:00
Wolves' Raul Jimenez saw his goal wrongly ruled out for offside in their 3-2 defeat to Tottenham - but might it have got them a point had it been allowed?

Spurs squad depth tested

Sky Sports - søn, 04/11/2018 - 00:13
Tottenham's resolve was tested at Wolves but Mauricio Pochettino's team showed character. Adam Bate was at Molineux to see Spurs survive late pressure to come through another challenge in a hectic week...

Nuno rues referee decision

Sky Sports - søn, 04/11/2018 - 00:08
Nuno Espirito Santo feels hard done by after Raul Jimenez saw a goal wrongly disallowed in Wolves' 3-2 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday.

Wolves 2-3 Tottenham: Premier League – as it happened!

Guardian - lør, 03/11/2018 - 23:20

Two second-half penalties from Wolves made Mauricio Pochettino’s side sweat after they had looked in full control at Molineux

10.20pm GMT

And I shall now bid farewell for the evening. Although would like to address and apologise to Wolves fans for calling them “the men in orange” earlier (thanks to Jeff Shaw for pulling me up on it). “The men in old gold”, probably sounds better as well. Thank you for your company. Good night.

10.11pm GMT

Paul Wilson was our man at Molineux and here is his dispatch from the Black Country...

Related: Harry Kane’s goal is key as Tottenham hold off late Wolves surge

10.10pm GMT

Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking and, it’s fair to say, Kieran Trippier is heading for a severe dressing down after his silly nutmeg attempt on Leo Bonatini led to the first Wolves penalty.

It’s not easy and sometimes you can concede. We suffered with the injury to Dembele and it changed our plan, putting another offensive player on. At 3-0, everyone believed the game was over but when you make a mistake, you put the game at risk. That is the thing we need to be careful, more discipline and be more responsible. Be more respectful with the football. I saw one situation and I want to see it again. I am not happy.

We need to assess him, his ankle, but we need to hope it’s not a big issue. We will assess tomorrow.

I am happy with his performance, sometimes when you are in defence you can be involved in an action like this. He will remember that but the most important thing is we got the three points and it’s something for him to learn from.

10.04pm GMT

The eternally-likeable Nuno has been speaking...

A great game – a lot of enthusiasm and intensity. The action was good. All the players, the referees... good game, bad result but a fantastic reaction.

The game went away from us at the beginning. We started well but Tottenham on the counter-attack ... two situations .. and that was the definition of the game.

9.59pm GMT

For those of a Football League inclination, here is John Brewin’s roundup down the divisions...

Related: Football League: Norwich cruise to top after Sheffield United lose at Forest

9.55pm GMT

Tottenham have moved up a place in the Premier League table to fourth, just three points off top. As you were for Wolves in 11th, although they now have a negative goal difference completing a nice piece of symmetry in that particular statistic between the top and bottom 10.

9.51pm GMT

Hugo Lloris has been speaking...

We made it difficult, 3-0 up and then a lack of concentration and aggression we lost control of the game. Wolves are a good team and they showed it until the end.

I try to do my job when the team needs. Happy with the win but unfortunately we could not get the clean sheet. We keep working and three important points.

9.45pm GMT

That all said, individual mistakes from Trippier – trying to meg Bonatini in his own corner – and then Foyth, in allowing Jonny to get wrong side and fouling the full-back, gave Wolves the necessary impetus. Would they have scored without those two gifts?

9.43pm GMT

Thought this at the beginning of the game, discarded it at 3-0 but now it seems relevant – Tottenham had zero midfield control in this game, bar a few patches towards the end of the first half. Replacing Joao Moutinho seemed bold by Nuno but it was exactly what Wolves needed to add a bit more zip to their game and Morgan Gibbs-White looks a real find. Hate to bang *that* drum but until Spurs find another Dembele-type (and I’m not 100% sure Harry Winks is their guy) they will always give teams who keep the ball a chance.

9.39pm GMT

Phew! Where did that come from? From a position of complete control and, dare I say, dominance, Spurs contrived to allow Wolves back into the game. Foyth was the unfortunate man to concede both penalties but he was also let down by the veteran defenders around him. Pochettino’s team made that significantly harder than it needed to be.

9.37pm GMT

90+2 min: Traore v Davies again and the winger draws a foul and a free-kick in the final third to the right of goal. Gibbs-White over the ball.

9.34pm GMT

90 min: Four added minutes, although the sting has gone out of the match a bit for Wolves. Need to get back on the ball.

9.32pm GMT

Alistair Donegan isn’t happy with me, you and Juan Foyth...

James, for you and the other clueless tacticians watching, this is why Sanchez plays over Foyth. The guy can’t defend. Jesus wept.

9.30pm GMT

87 min: Yellow card for Winks as he’s skinned by Gibbs-White and pulls the shirt of the Wolves teenager.

9.29pm GMT

85 min: Traore v Davies and it’s not a fair fight. The winger takes him on the outside and looks to clip a cross to the far post but it drifts onto the roof of the net with Lloris back-pedalling and leaping just to make sure.

9.27pm GMT

83 min: Never mind how bad Spurs are defending right now, what has happened to their midfield? Winks and Sissoko being dragged all over the place. Dribble-merchant Adama Traore is on for Costa. Get ready.

9.25pm GMT

Morgan knows...

@piercy360 Another Trippier error leading to a goal. As good a crosser as he is, makes a lot of mistakes

9.25pm GMT

81 min: Jimenez fires a pass out to Doherty who crosses back to the Mexican and the striker heads straight at Lloris. Meanwhile, Sanchez takes Bonatini out off the ball but the referee missed it completely.

9.22pm GMT

Lloris goes to his right this time and Jimenez (why they have changed takers, who knows) slots the spot-kick down the left. Davinson Sanchez is now on for Lucas. Spurs having to cling on.

9.22pm GMT

78 min: Oh no Juan Foyth! Conceding two (TWO!) penalties on your first Premier League start. This time it’s 100% his fault as Jonny out-sprints him, gets across the Argentine and he brings him down earning a yellow card.

9.19pm GMT

75 min: What a chance for Wolves! Gibbs-White has looked good since coming on and from 30 yards out, looks up and just slots a perfectly-weighted pass into the path of Costa who had got beyond the Spurs defence but the Wolves forward is stretching as he shoots and it rolls just wide.

9.18pm GMT

74 min: Hats off to the Sky Sports statistician(s) for highlighting the fact that the penalty was the first time Neves has touched the ball in an opposing penalty area this season.

9.16pm GMT

72 min: Consider Molineux suitably roused while Spurs look a little nervous. Foyth dives across to put Bonatini’s cross out for a corner. From Gibbs-White’s set-piece, Lloris punches clear.

9.13pm GMT

69 min: Almost instantly Spurs respond. Another of those long passes forward has Kane running onto it and ahead of the defence. He strikes it first time, bang on the laces from 20 yards but Patricio’s wrists were strong enough to punch clear. Either side of the goalkeeper and that was probably a goal.

9.12pm GMT

A little delay from Neves and Lloris takes the bait diving to his left, allowing the Portuguese to pick his spot in the wide-open right-hand side of the goal.

9.11pm GMT

68 min: Penalty to Wolves! Foyth clips Jimenez just inside the penalty area but it was a disaster by Trippier who lost the ball in trying to nutmeg Bonatini.

9.10pm GMT

65 min: Lucas has a bit of fun, bobbing and weaving his way into space. Wolves chasing everything and Kane forces a fine one-handed stop from Patricio after sending Winks as a decoy runner across his eyeline and drawing the defender away to open up the opportunity.

9.07pm GMT

63 min: Nuno was planning this before the goal. Leo Bonatini and teenager Morgan Gibbs-White in, Moutinho and Cavaleiro out.

9.06pm GMT

That will be that, then. Some smart work down the left from Lamela after a poor header from Boly. The Argentine stands up Coady, wrong foots him and then picks out Kane. The striker’s first attempt is saved by Patricio but he slams in the rebound from a tighter angle.

9.02pm GMT

59 min: Sub for a sub! Eriksen on in place of Son. Nobody everybody wants to see that. Especially in the Premier League.

9.01pm GMT

58 min: It looks like Christian Eriksen is coming on. The Dane purposely fiddling with his socks and looking at a clipboard.

8.59pm GMT

56 min: Trippier and Jimenez exchange pleasantries as they clash inside the area with the Wolves striker wanting a penalty for a foul. Which it wasn’t. Trippier then drags the Mexican up and the two get closely acquainted.

8.58pm GMT

55 min: Wolves doing what they did in the opening period of the game and Spurs are being stretched here. You feel they have to score soon, given their dominance of the ball.

8.56pm GMT

51 min: Lloris is a busy man here! Really lazy from Trippier and Alderweireld in failing to adequately clear their lines and Neves replies from the edge of the area with a really well-struck volley bound for the bottom right-hand corner. Lloris’ stretched right arm denies him, though.

8.54pm GMT

49 min: Chance for Wolves. Maybe their best of the game so far. Jimenez in space, the wrong side of Alderweireld with Trippier playing him onside. The Mexican hit his strike well but it was straight at Lloris. Costa then troubles the Spurs goalkeeper, cutting inside Alderweireld (who’s struggling a bit) and forcing a corner.

8.52pm GMT

A fair point from Simon Frank...

Re: vertiginous angles. The one at White Hart Lane was one of the worst for that.

8.51pm GMT

46 min: Bright opening from the men in orange. Jimenez down the left channel and draws Trippier and Foyth towards him but his cross is blocked and then the Mexican loses the ball on the follow-up. 30 or so seconds later, Costa then clips a cross to the far post, intended for Jimenez but Trippier is able to chest the ball back to Lloris.

8.49pm GMT

Wolves appear to have been out on the pitch at half-time doing shuttle runs. While really nice on the ball, out of possession they do allow the opposition a little bit too much space. A little more intensity in their pressing wouldn’t go amiss. Peep! We’re back on for the second-half.

8.43pm GMT

This as well. The kid has been very good so far.

Juan Foyth completed all but Juan of the 42 passes he attempted in the first half vs. Wolves - the joint most of all #thfc players. pic.twitter.com/1GokarikNC

8.42pm GMT

A troubling stat via my colleague Niall McVeigh, for Wolves and the Premier League as a competition and status as “THE BEST AND MOST COMPETITIVE LEAGUE IN THE WORLD”: Watford are the only team from outside the top five (that is: City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal) to have beaten one from inside that group of teams.

8.37pm GMT

A difficult start for Tottenham who lost Dembele early on to injury. Mauricio Pochettino seemed to have selected a side to pack the midfield, disrupt and unsettle Moutinho and Neves, and then try and catch Wolves in transition through the pace of Lucas. Wolves were largely on top in the first five minutes, controlling possession. Once Dembele left and Son came on, all of a sudden Spurs looked the more expansive, and their attacking midfield trio were swapping positions, finding space in between the lines, while Moutinho and Neves are not *that* good in a defensive sense.

Two quick-fire goals has Tottenham well in control, and certainly the second should have been averted, but Wolves really should have had one back through Jimenez’s disallowed strike. The hosts are playing okay, but still look vulnerable on their heels and unless they score in the first 15 after the break, you fancy Tottenham to either add to their total or play their way to three points.

8.33pm GMT

45+2 min: Nice buildup from Wolves with the ball fired into Jimenez who has Alderweireld back-pedalling and looking a little uncomfortable on the edge of his own penalty area. That threat is just about dealt with but the ball squirms out to the advancing Neves who fires over.

8.31pm GMT

45 min: Three added minutes due to the Dembele injury, which may have actually been to Spurs benefit (will discuss in a minute).

8.29pm GMT

43 min: Lamela was almost surprised to find himself in space beyond the Wolves defence, down the right channel, and made a poor first touch before rushing his cross, intended for Kane, with the ball drifting out of harm’s way. There are more goals in this game.

8.28pm GMT

I’m not going to go there but Richard McGahey is...

That’s at least two clear goals today (Liverpool and Wolves) denied by wrong offside decisions. But hey, who needs that stupid VAR that would hurt the game?

8.27pm GMT

40 min: A Moutinho corner causes some chaos in the penalty area which Spurs do eventually manage to clear. However, the ball is worked back to Moutinho who picks out Boly making a move to the near post but the defender’s diving header is well wide. This is a good reaction from the hosts.

8.23pm GMT

37 min: Aaaaaaaand just as I say that, Jimenez has a goal ruled out for offside ... which was on. Moutinho getting beyond the defence and squaring for the striker to score but the Portuguese ( I assume) was ruled to have infringed. Not even that close, either.

8.22pm GMT

36 min: Spurs knocking the ball about comfortably, all nice triangles and interchanges and there isn’t a great deal of pressure from Wolves, either. Lucas clips a cross into the penalty area which isn’t far from Kane connecting. Tottenham well in control.

8.19pm GMT

33 min: This isn’t good for Wolves, who have only scored two goals in a Premier League game twice this season (against Everton on the opening day and Southampton on Sept. 29). Kane threatens to make matters worse with a well-struck 30-yard effort after exchanging passes with Lucas but Patricio saves, stooping to take the ball low.

8.16pm GMT

Simple stuff. The ball is worked out to Trippier on the right flank and with little pressure the full-back swings in a cross and Lucas, surprisingly, gets in between Coady and Bennett to head a finish. A weak one to concede from Wolves’ perspective.

8.15pm GMT

This from Alasdair Philip in Brooklyn. I may be in the minority but I find the camera angle at Molineux quite nice.

James – was watching the game her in Brooklyn NY but given up and switched over to the Guardian as the TV angle is one of the most vertiginously sickening I’ve ever seen.

8.14pm GMT

Lucas and Lamela keep interchanging positions, with the Argentine now on the right. A nice buildup in possession sees Lamela move inside, play a quick 1-2 with Son and then continue his run into the penalty area where he collects the Korean’s pass and drive a finish under Patricio. Fine goal.

8.11pm GMT

25 min: Some fine play from Cavaleiro and Costa has Jonny in space down Tottenham’s right but the Spanish full-back was too hasty in trying to play in Jimenez, under-hitting his first-time pass, and Spurs are able to clear.

8.10pm GMT

24 min: Sloppy from Doherty who loses the ball cheaply to Son and with the Korean running free, Bennett is forced to come across and take him down on halfway, earning a yellow card.

8.07pm GMT

21 min: Son then gives the ball away just outside his own penalty area to Jimenez. The Mexican wanted a 1-2 with Cavaleiro but his teammate wasn’t having it and instead tried to shoot only to see his shot blocked. At the other end, Lucas is flagged offside.

8.06pm GMT

20 min: That seemed to do the trick as Kane bursts into the penalty area to collect Lamela’s smart pass, shadowed by Boly. Kane shot across Patricio but the Portuguese did well to parry the ball away, beyond Lucas on the follow-up.

8.04pm GMT

19 min: Those first-time passes I was talking about, well the Wolves defence are doing pretty well at negating their threat, stepping up and catching Kane and then Son offside. Pochettino isn’t happy and is having a word with Kane.

8.03pm GMT

17 min: Confident stuff from Foyth who stepped into midfield, shimmied past one Wolves player and was then fouled by Moutinho.

8.01pm GMT

14 min: There have been quite a few attempts at playing first-time killer passes, by both sides, trying to catch he opposition defence out of shape. Neves, Moutinho, Winks and Lamela are all pretty damn fine passers but nothing has quite come off just yet, bar that Moutinho ball to Doherty a couple of minutes ago.

7.57pm GMT

12 min: Doherty involved again. Moutinho dinks a fine pass out to the right-back who cuts inside Davies and shoots with his left foot but it’s dragged and largely comfortable for Lloris.

7.56pm GMT

11 min: First shot of the match to Wolves. Davies was caught in possession by Doherty, conceding a throw in and the ball is quickly returned into play to Jimenez who turns and shoots from 25 yards but it flies high and wide.

7.54pm GMT

8 min: Confirmation that Lucas is on the right, Lamela in the centre and Son to the left. Lamela in the middle could be a lot of fun.

7.52pm GMT

6 min: Dembele is coming off, folks. Being helped around the goal by two physios. Son is on, which I guess switches things to a 4-2-3-1 with Lamela central playmaker. We shall see.

7.51pm GMT

5 min: Fantastic ball out of defence from Foyth into the path of Lamela, waiting on the halfway. As Morgan said earlier, *that* is exactly why he’s in the team.

7.49pm GMT

3 min: Dembele is helped off the pitch with Eriksen and Son among those warming up. I’d say the Belgian looks unlikely to continue at the moment.

7.48pm GMT

2 min: Wolves players and fans are a little annoyed with Mike Dean after Costa was brought down in full flight by Davies. But it was a fair tackle, however in the process the Welshman sent the Wolves forward careering into Dembele who looks in some bother on his 250th appearance for the club.

7.46pm GMT

1 min: Foyth is given an early touch with Tottenham knocking the ball around in the middle of the par before Davies attempts a through-ball down the touchline intended for Lucas but it runs out for a goal kick.

7.45pm GMT

Here is David Hytner’s match report from the Emirates

Related: Alexandre Lacazette’s glorious goal earns Arsenal a point against Liverpool

7.42pm GMT

A lot of love between Nuno and Poch on the touchline...

7.40pm GMT

The players are on the pitch and kick-off approaches...

7.37pm GMT

Fine stat courtesy of Sky Sports there, Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t lost as manager against a promoted team in 27 previous matches.

Also interesting to see that despite being the fourth-lowest scorers in the Premier League with just nine, Wolves rank fourth for shots per game on 14.5, Tottenham a little further back on 13.0. No team has a higher differential between their expected goals (13.03) and actual goals scored than Santo’s side’s +4.03. Barn doors and banjos etc.

7.27pm GMT

Some people may or may not be surprised to see Dele Alli’s name missing from the Spurs squad. Pochettino has been explaining his reasons. Alli, who’s been plagued with hamstring trouble this season, played 16 minutes off the bench against Manchester City and started the League Cup tie against West Ham, laying 64 minutes.

He played from the beginning of the game against West Ham. He’s not at 100 per cent to compete with the demands of playing three games in six days and we need to build his fitness step by step.

7.24pm GMT

Mauricio Pochettino’s not-so secret admirers in Madrid were in action earlier and, blimey, they won a game.

Related: Late Sergio Ramos penalty seals win for Real Madrid against Valladolid

7.23pm GMT

It’s all over at the Emirates where Arsenal played pretty well in claiming a 1-1 draw. Alexandre Lacazette’s equaliser was a beaut as well. Barry Glendenning as all the reaction. Match report to follow...

Related: Arsenal v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

7.19pm GMT

In case you missed it, the buildup to this game has been marred , confused , enhanced by Mauricio Pochettino being linked with the Real Madrid job and the Spurs manager going all Swiss Tony in response...

Related: Mauricio Pochettino likens Real Madrid links to glance of an admiring woman

7.15pm GMT

Watch out, Gary Neville’s about: applying mean-spirited adjectives to Tottenham sides 1992-2014 (although not the ones managed by Harry Redknapp, of course).

7.09pm GMT

Morgan O’Hanrahan’s take on Foyth being given a start. Wholeheartedly agree on Sanchez.

@piercy360 Foyth was exceptional on Wednesday night. Better on the ball than Sanchez who rarely passes the ball forward. Made 2-3 great interceptions too.

7.05pm GMT

You’re also more likely to be entertained by the last 12 minutes or so of the Arsenal v Liverpool contest at the Emirates than me, so switch over to my colleague Barry Glendenning on that particular MBM. Then come back. Please.

Related: Arsenal v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

7.04pm GMT

If you’re just catching up on all the Premier League action of the day, then why not do it via the medium of our fine correspondents. Deep breath, here we go...

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7.00pm GMT

Here are your teams...

Wolves making one change with Ivan Cavaleiro replacing Adama Traoré in the front three.

12.13pm GMT

Well, I guess we’d better get used to this sort of thing, if the 11 ‘Founding Fathers of the European Super League’ (bless ‘em) have their greedy little way; a 7.45pm kick-off on a Saturday featuring English clubs could become the norm. Although Tottenham will have reason to feel aggrieved they’ve been left out of the Premier Leagues little cabal. Three successive top-four finishes under Mauricio Pochettino and yet they’re still not considered as part of England’s elite, what more do they need to do (other than maybe deliver a super-smashing new stadium on time...)?!

Anyway, crisis appears to have enveloped Spurs this week following their first league defeat for ... five matches ... and now Wolves can really hammer the nail in whatever coffin Arsenal fans Twitter is currently constructing in a relentless mission to make Pochettino appear some kind of managerial “fraud”, now that Pep Guardiola has proven actually alright at his job.

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Harry Kane’s goal is key as Tottenham hold off late Wolves surge

Guardian - lør, 03/11/2018 - 23:07

Tottenham leapfrogged Arsenal to move into the top four with a stirring win at Molineux, consigning their promoted opponents to a third consecutive defeat, though by coming back from 3-0 down to have their visitors hanging on grimly, Wolves made a notable contribution to a pulsating game.

If the Premier League is beginning to look a tougher prospect than it did a month or so ago for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side there is no need to panic just yet. Wolves will not have to face opponents of Spurs’ quality every week, even if Arsenal are up next. Wolves still play a slick brand of football and they were slightly unlucky at times, notably when peppering the Spurs goal at the start of the second half and seeing a goal chalked off for an incorrect offside at the close of the first. “It was a clean goal,” the Wolves manager said. “It was a fantastic move and it should have counted, but the officials have a tough job.”

Related: Wolves 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Related: Alexandre Lacazette’s glorious goal earns Arsenal a point against Liverpool

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Poch: Spurs lacked respect for Wolves

Sky Sports - lør, 03/11/2018 - 23:00
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino slammed a lack of respect for Wolves as they came close to blowing a 3-0 lead at Molineux.

PL review: Utd late show, Toon win

Sky Sports - lør, 03/11/2018 - 23:00
On a frantic day in the Premier League, Leicester paid tribute to their owner, Manchester United grabbed a late win and Arsenal got a point against Liverpool.

Spurs hold off late Wolves fightback

Sky Sports - lør, 03/11/2018 - 22:45
Harry Kane scored for the first time in four league games as Tottenham moved into fourth with a nervy 3-2 win over Wolves at Molineux.

Poch: Players sign for club, not me

Sky Sports - fre, 02/11/2018 - 23:57
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino does not believe he is the reason his star players are committing to the club.

Mauricio Pochettino likens Real Madrid links to glance of an admiring woman

Guardian - fre, 02/11/2018 - 23:30

• ‘It’s like another woman is looking at you,’ says Spurs manager
• Spurs close to becoming ‘one of the best clubs in the world’

Mauricio Pochettino has played down links with the vacant Real Madrid job, by comparing them to the glance of an admiring woman.

The Tottenham Hotspur manager has developed a taste for colourful metaphors this season, having previously compared his side’s experience in the Champions League to that of a cow waiting for a train. Now, after another turbulent 10 days for the club, he used a romantic image to suggest the latest gossip should be cause for confidence in his squad.

Related: Son’s double sees Spurs past West Ham and into quarter-final at Arsenal

Related: Can Mauricio Pochettino afford to tie his career to Tottenham’s stadium? | Barney Ronay

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Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

Guardian - fre, 02/11/2018 - 17:20

After successive defeats for the first time under Nuno Espírito Santo’s management positivity in Wolverhampton has dipped slightly. The manager has said Diogo Jota, who scored 17 goals last season compared to none in nine starts this term, will be unavailable against Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino will be confident his side can quickly bounce back from a narrow defeat against Manchester City, although Harry Kane’s own struggles in front of goal recently could cause some concern. Graham Searles

Saturday 7.45pm SSPL

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Nuno: We are not short of confidence

Sky Sports - fre, 02/11/2018 - 15:41
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo says his are not lacking confidence in front of goal, following back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.

Poch: I want to feel glory with Spurs

Sky Sports - fre, 02/11/2018 - 15:25
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino feels they are "so close" to winning trophies but called for patience as he reiterated his commitment to the club.

Euro papers: Kane still a Barca target

Sky Sports - fre, 02/11/2018 - 11:29
With the January transfer window fast approaching, clubs around Europe are plotting their mid-season moves.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Guardian - fre, 02/11/2018 - 01:01

Liverpool to reveal how good Arsenal really are, Lukaku to be on the bench again and Hart has a point to prove at West Ham

After the Unai Emery era opened with defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea, it was hard not to wonder if Arsenal were going to endure another uncertain season. Yet a kind run of fixtures has allowed confidence to grow and Arsenal’s players are gaining a strong understanding of Emery’s demands. They are unbeaten in all competitions since losing to Chelsea on 18 August and find themselves four points off the top of the table, with optimism flowing thanks to the goals of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lucas Torreira’s snappy contributions in midfield. But just how good are they? More excitable supporters will say Emery is constructing a title challenge, whereas the more discerning will accept a top-four finish should be the target for this evolving side. Either way, Saturday’s visit from Liverpool should offer a clearer indication of Arsenal’s level. For all the positives, Emery is yet to solve the problem of his side’s slow starts and the Spaniard’s unconvincing defence will surely be pushed to the limit by Liverpool’s front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah. JS

Related: Real Madrid in crisis, the Spurs rollercoaster and a Superclásico – Football Weekly Extra

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Alderweireld: We are never satisfied

Sky Sports - tor, 01/11/2018 - 21:20
The next step in Tottenham Hotspur's development under Mauricio Pochettino will be finally getting their hands on a trophy, says Toby Alderweireld.

Lamela set for Argentina return

Sky Sports - tor, 01/11/2018 - 20:33
Erik Lamela could play his first Argentina game in over two years after being called up for the double-header against Mexico later this month.
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