Kane strike sinks Sunderland and keeps Spurs on the rise

  • Kane strike sinks Sunderland and keeps Spurs on the rise

Kane strike sinks Sunderland and keeps Spurs on the rise

Despite the record-breaking display from their fans, Tottenham never looked comfortable in their unfamiliar surroundings following the club's decision to move their European games to Wembley while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped. Left back Danny Rose will sit the match out after his injury while on global duty, but Pochettino said: "I think he is not too far away now". "That is important and it is important to bounce back", Lloris said.

"The image [of the challenge] was a little bit tough, but we need to assess tomorrow". We let ourselves down in the first half against Monaco.

Despite the defeat, Pochettino said his side performed at a higher level than Monaco, who won the game thanks to goals by Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar, and backed his team to qualify. "I'll be there on Sunday, if I get a chance, shooting and making the keeper work", Kane said.

"When we wait six years, many times, to play in the Champions League, after 45 minutes you can't go to the changing room with this feeling".

After the Monaco tie, that was the first time I'd seen Pochettino actually seething with them after a game, and he was right with what he'd said.

"Only in this 45-minute period, we didn't show passion. Why?"

Meanwhile Charlie Austin stepped off the bench to secure a first win of the season for Southampton as they beat Swansea 1-0 at St Mary's on Sunday. "I think we all agree but to win the games you need to show more, create more and be more aggressive without the ball".

"It was collective [on Wednesday] and it's not focusing on some players". "When you play for Tottenham it is hard to accept but not only the first but the second is the same".

Since the start of last season only Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (19) has provided more assists in the top flight than Christian Eriksen (15).

After being asked to assess his own form, Pochettino said: "In my head I was a nine or a 10, but I chose to be very humble and say maybe a seven or eight". Dier and Wanyama are solid but can not do the same job, while Dele Alli's best work comes in the attacking midfield three, where he is free to try things.

"We have a proper philosophy and we have to respect that every day".

Summer signing Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is unlikely to feature. He is very young, he speaks only French, it's a big problem for him.

"I think it helped us more than them". "He is learning quick but he is still settling into the team".