Spurs to trigger Alderweireld contract extension, says Pochettino

Spurs to trigger Alderweireld contract extension, says Pochettino

He has been an important player as Spurs have made themselves Premier League contenders, with the 5-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day taking them above Manchester City into second.

Having won their last five Premier League games, Spurs have crept up to second spot and are six points behind leaders Liverpool.

"When you are professional some opinions you can not make public", he said.

However, he is jetting off to the United Arab Emirates in January to compete for his country, and he could miss as many as four games for Tottenham in all competitions.

"Why did that happen?"

Luka Milivojevic scores Palace's second goal from the penalty spot- Luka Milivojevic scores Palace's second goal from the penalty spot
Luka Milivojevic scores Palace's second goal from the penalty spot Credit Reuters

"I hope he can keep that level, but you know in a few weeks he is going to be away from Tottenham because he needs to go with his national team to Dubai to play the Asian Cup". That's why it's compulsory to behave professionally.

"We know it will be a hard game, but we have the belief to go out and perform in the best way".

Pochettino admits there was stronger public support for Leicester's shock title charge in 2015-16 than there was for Spurs, but he does not expect any team to earn any favours in this term's tough battle.

"We are just a bit unlucky for me, to be honest", Son, who has hit seven goals in his last seven Premier League games, said to Sky Sports. We are going our own way, it doesn't matter. It's true, the season when Leicester were there the sympathy for Leicester was bigger than for Tottenham. They are now second in the Premier League and are in the final 16 of the Champions League after a heroic 1-1 draw in Barcelona which secured their progress from the group stages.

Many people feel that Mauricio Pochettino will find it hard to resist the Man United job but some pundits feel that the Argentinian moving to Old Trafford will largely depend on how Spurs perform this season.

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