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Tottenham must alter Pochettino's pressing style: Lloris

Angelo Ogbonna scored the winner against Tottenham in the cup last season Angelo Ogbonna scored the winner against Tottenham in the cup last season
Stacy Diaz | 05 November, 2018, 17:33

Tottenham have already thrown away leads against Watford (twice), Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven this season and, having almost done so again at Wolves, captain Hugo Lloris has urged his teammates to add some pragmatism to Pochettino's philosophy and learn when to simply see out the game. It's unsafe to say this or this one.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino dismissed any issue with Gary Neville's "spineless" comments and insisted he respected the pundit after Spurs' 3-2 win at Wolves.

Fellow midfielders Victor Wanyama (knee) and Eric Dier (thigh) are already out while Son Heung-Min replaced Dembele at Molineux.

Their best opportunity from open play came in between the two penalties when Morgan Gibbs-White, influential off the bench, picked the run of Costa with a perfectly-timed through ball from which the winger prodded wide. "It's about communications, feelings and is more up to the players". Thankfully, Pochettino has confirmed the injury is nothing serious and the Kenyan global could be back in contention to face Crystal Palace at the weekend.

If holding such a session could render the pitch unfit to play the next day, an alternative, UEFA-approved training ground must be made available, and the visiting team must still be allowed to visit the match venue to familiarise themselves. It's possible. He needs to work a lot to get in his best condition to build his fitness.

Tottenham will next face PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday at Wembley before making the trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

"I think the period today at the club, at Tottenham, is so exciting", he continued. There's a small chance to go to the next stage - that's the reality. Those are things we need to be careful about, we need to have more discipline and be more responsible. This is why Hugo Lloris will be starting between the sticks instead of Paulo Gazzaniga. I think the club always need to be above the manager, the player. But sure it will be one of the three names.

"I think we're so close to get the last level, but we need to have that patience that makes us stronger, because of course we're finding different situations that you need to fix", he said.

Three minutes later it was 2-0 when Moura powered in a free header from Kieran Trippier's looping cross. "There's nothing to complain about".