Tottenham player ratings: Spurs beat Leicester at their own game

  • Tottenham player ratings: Spurs beat Leicester at their own game

Tottenham player ratings: Spurs beat Leicester at their own game

They could finish third if they beat Leicester tomorrow in their final league game and Pochettino will enjoy their success before plotting a Premier League title challenge for 2018/19.

Pochettino is pleased with the progress Spurs have made this season and feels that they have achieved all they could in the league, with the two Manchester clubs now a level above his men.

"I think after four years we need to assess this period and if we want to play and be really contenders for big, big trophies, I think we need to review a little bit".

"I think it's a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again".

Alderweireld's contractual situation is well documented, with the 29-year-old seeking a substantial pay rise that would reflect his status as arguably the best central defender in the Premier League. You can not create dreams thinking you are not going to achieve these dreams. A well-established player from a big name club is something that Pochettino's side had been screaming out for.

Tottenham could not reach the heights which have become expected of them since their semi-final defeat to Manchester United and look like a team in need of the summer break.

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This story has inevitably got everybody talking, with talkSPORT's Tony Cascarino claiming a Pochettino move from north London to west London would be more controversial than Sol Campbell's move from Spurs to Arsenal in July 2001.

Kane's two goals took his tally to 30 for the season and it was an encouraging performance ahead of this summer's World Cup, but he ultimately fell two goals short in his pursuit of a third successive Golden Boot.

It remains to be seen however if Spurs billionaire owner Lewis will sanction such a major overhaul of the clubs playing squad at the same time that the club has had to fork out £850 million for the redevelopment of White Hart Lane.

"I absolutely doubt if Conte is going to be there next season", he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

This week's discussions will centre on the amount of money available for new players and the control Pochettino, 46, will have over Spurs' recruitment.

"Today, 100% I feel I am here, but it is important to think that tomorrow all can change, because it's not in my hands". It's not important. The most important thing is what the club thinks, not you or the speculation about me.