Tottenham latest: Vertonghen bouncing back, Dawson devastation, more

Some of the stories related to Tottenham Hotspur this Monday evening.

Defender Jan Vertonghen says next week’s clash with Manchester United provides a great opportunity for Tottenham to bounce back as the inquest begins into their 6-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City.

Vertonghen is quoted in the Evening Standard, saying: ‘We need to talk now with the group and get ourselves motivated to bounce back in the next few games. It’s a good thing that we’re playing against them next. We play at home and I know we have the support of our crowd and we’ll be able to win the game on Sunday.’

Michael Dawson told the club’s website that the players were devastated after the defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

‘There are no words to describe how we are all feeling after losing 6-0. I can’t explain it. It’s a bad day.

‘You don’t say a lot after losing 6-0. Everyone is devastated. The fans travelled in their thousands again and it’s a hard day for everyone.’

Transfer news now and the Daily Express is reporting that Spurs are going to rival Arsenal for PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.

PSG paid £23m for the 28-year-old and according to the report they wouldn’t want to make much of a loss on the player, so the club may have to spend a relatively big sum in order to land the player.

Another striker Spurs are linked with is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. According to the Daily Mail, Spurs would like to sign Morata on loan in January but Real would like to sign another forward before allowing Morata to leave the club. The forwards Real are targeting are believed to be Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski.

Morata has made 11 appearances for Real so far this season.

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