Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is desperate for his side to get back to winning ways against Southampton in the Premier League this weekend.
The wheels appear to have come off for the Argentine and there are even calls for him to be axed by a section of supporters, and, while that appears extreme, the loss in midweek to League Two side Colchester in the Carabao Cup has made their quest for silverware much harder.
Pochettino admits he is suffering amid talk of dressing room unrest at the club, he said: “Of course I am suffering. This is my sixth season here and I am in an unbelievable environment here.
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“The training ground is amazing and we have the best stadium in the world. But football is about glory, it is about winning. “Of course you can be frustrated and disappointed sometimes. “The challenge is to get back there and I told you we are going to fight to try to make this possible to try to change the history of this club.”
Juan Foyth is back in training and will hope to feature, while Ryan Sessegnon will be assessed as he aims to recover from a thigh problem in time to play.
Giovani Lo Celso is ruled out until November, but Pochettino will be happy that Tottenham’s injury list has eased and he will make changes from the XI that started in midweek.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is into the next round of the Carabao Cup, where they face a trip to Manchester City next up, but things are not going great in the Premier League and they come into the game off the back of a home defeat by Bournemouth last Friday.
Moussa Djenepo is still unavailable for the Saints while Alex McCarthy has a slight issue and faces a late fitness test.
Despite a great 4-0 win at arch rivals Portsmouth on Tuesday night Hasenhuttl is still set to make a few changes, with Angus Gunn, Jannik Vestergaard and Sofiane Boufal among those set to come into the side.
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