Published: Sun, November 11, 2018

Juan Foyth unlikely hero as Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace

Juan Foyth unlikely hero as Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace

Spurs are now navigating their way through a 13-day stretch that will see them play five matches - culminating in Saturday's clash at Crystal Palace.

Alli has been managing a hamstring problem, Dier has missed the last three games with a thigh injury and Eriksen has not fully recovered from an abdomen injury, yet all three have been called up by their countries for the games next week.

After giving away two penalties last week, Juan FOYTH played hero in Tottenham's 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace.

Spurs beat Palace as they go into the worldwide break with four wins on the bounce.

Pochettino then said "That is why sometimes when he doesn't score he is so obsessed with scoring, that sometimes it is against him because sometimes you need more freedom, not to be obsessed", and further added "But he is going to learn because I think he is now starting to be really mature because he is still young".

"I understand we need to sacrifice some games for some players so they can cope with the demand in the future". If you see our schedule for the next few months it will be so tough.

"If he is fit and the manager calls him, he must go", Pochettino added. Spurs won their latest Premier League contest on Saturday when they beat the Wolves 3-2 and are riding the momentum of a come-from-behind win over PSV in the Champions League that kept their hopes at advancing alive.

"If Harry Kane is Italian and he's playing for an Italian side he's going to be a bit more protected, because the Italian people are more protective of their players". But in a press conference this week, Pochettino reiterated his commitment to Spurs, while acknowledging that rumours are part and parcel of football. That rumour you tell me and the opposite appeared [in the media] the other day.

"The most important thing is when your players start to feel pressure from their team-mates pushing you to move and be conscious and responsible to increase your level".

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