Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Townsend and Coulthirst

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Tottenham loanee Andros Townsend is very much the man of the moment after netting a superb goal for QPR at the weekend which lifted them to a vital win. He has revealed he has since been in contact with Spurs staff Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand who have been giving him words of encouragement, while stating he intends to back it up. We have asked whether Spurs should have kept him, with Gareth Bale playing a more central role and Aaron Lennon's latest injury.

Tottenham themselves meanwhile are recovering from their 3-2 loss to Liverpool at Anfield yesterday which saw the end of their longstanding unbeaten run. Manager Andre Villas-Boas said the defeat was 'tough to take.'

He said: "It was a good performance and the feeling is a little harsh because the players understand that we could have won here."

Gylfi Sigurdsson has said today the club must regroup and move on after the defeat, starting with away to Inter and then their game at home to Fulham, urging the club to go on another unbeaten run between now and the end of the season.

There is good news for Tottenham with their under-21 side racing to another 4-0 win today, in blizzard conditions against West Brom. Promising striker Shaquille Coulthirst was on the scoresheet, along with Kenneth McEvoy and a brace from Jack Munns. Tottenham remain top of their group and among the favourites to lift the trophy come May, despite loaning out a number of stars of the team, including Jonathan Obika.

Tottenham have been holding talks with UEFA regarding traveling arrangements for supporters against Inter Milan, focusing on safety after fans were attacked in both Rome and Lyon. Italian police have held talks with their UK equivalents and all are said to be working together to ensure there is no repeat of violence. If you are traveling to Italy you can read the club's official advice here.

A player linked with Tottenham a fortnight ago is claimed to be heading to Inter Milan, according to reports in Argentina. 23-year-old attacking midfielder Ruben Botta is in the final year of his contract.

In other transfer news, the Express claim the club are planning a surprise swoop for Chievo goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, who is currently on loan at Padova.

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