A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening
Vertonghen is quoted in the London Evening Standard, saying: “Every game gets bigger and bigger if we keep losing. The north London derby is a massive game at the moment. We both need a win on Sunday so one team will be very disappointed.
“There is no reason not to be motivated but we have to play better and we all want to do that. Sometimes we look good but other days we are not good enough.”
“I’ve played in one and now it’s at home, so I’m looking forward to it. It would mean everything [to get a positive result] and would give everyone a huge boost.”
“It’s a massive game for us against Arsenal and one I really love to play in. I know how much it means to the fans for us to win this one and I really hope we can do it for them and of course, for ourselves.
Spurs are hopeful that record signing Erik Lamela can play again this season after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a back problem.
“We’re hoping to have him back before the end of the season but there are no guarantees.”