Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Stoke reaction and Wigan support

Everything you need to know about Tottenham Hotspur football club from the last 24 hours.

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor has urged Wigan Athletic to do the club a favour by beating Arsenal. Adebayor’s winner over the weekend kept Tottenham in the hunt for a top four finish but they need Arsenal to slip up as they take on the new FA Cup winners tomorrow night.

Andre Villas-Boas is hoping for a Wigan upset tomorrow night as the Latics face Arsenal. Wigan come off the back of an FA Cup win which AVB says will have the ability to help Wigan beat Arsenal as they strive for Premier League promotion, which would aid Tottenham’s Champions League push.

Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey has revealed that he is relishing his role in the current side. The American has been given extra responsibility in recent matches and secured a crucial goal in the weekend win away to Stoke City, which allowed Spurs to climb back into the top four.

Real Madrid’s fans have indicated they would rather their club signed Gareth Bale over Neymar. The Spurs star has been linked with the Spanish giants for several months despite stating no intention to leave for Spain in the summer. The poll was conducted by Spanish newspaper AS.

Spurs have been offered some hope in the potential pursuit of Josip Ilicic. The defender is thought to want a move away from Palermo after they suffered relegation down to the second division of Italian football. The 25-year-old has been a stand out performer for them this year.

AVB has piled the praise onto American striker Clint Dempsey. Dempsey produced one of his best performances of the season against Stoke City over the weekend, producing a stunning goal which went a long way to securing Spurs three points in the top four race.

Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to sign star Hamburg forward Son Heung-Min. Son has been linked with a whole host of top European clubs this season, as he looks to secure a high profile move away from the German club and the possibility of playing Champions League football.

Former Barcelona centre back Alberto Botia has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane. TalkSport has suggested that AVB is interested in the Sevilla defender as he looks to sure up the defensive side of his squad ahead of what could be a competitive summer transfer window.

Alan Pardew has moved to reassure Tottenham supporters that his comments about the game with Arsenal were a joke. The Newcastle United boss said he didn’t care if his side lost against Arsenal this weekend following a win against QPR which has effectively secured Newcastle’s safety.

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