Tottenham latest, interest in Pochettino may intensify, injury updates on two players

Pochettino

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday evening.

Tottenham are to step up their pursuit of a new manager this week according to Goal, with Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino believed to be the favourite. 

The report also indicates that Spurs are considering an approach for the Ajax boss Frank de Boer but he is said to be sceptical over a move to White Hart Lane. 

Winger Andros Townsend could miss the World Cup, as the club is currently assessing the full extent of his ankle injury, according to several sources

Townsend revealed on twitter yesterday that he was travelling to hospital to undergo an MRI scan.

One man who is recovering from injury at the moment is Jan Vertonghen but despite completing 90 minutes for the under-21 team this week, it may be another week before he returns to the first team from an ankle injury as both the club and player want to take a cautious approach, according to the London Evening Standard.

The report also indicates that Belgian's future at White Hart Lane is also a little uncertain after expressing some disillusionment in recent weeks, and has openly said he wants to play Champions League football.

Head Coach Tim Sherwood has spoken highly of midfielder Tom Carroll, who is currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers. 

Sherwood is quoted in London24, saying that 21-year-old Carroll could be like Luka Modric, saying that the club never really replaced the Croat after he left for Real Madrid.

The Spurs boss said: "We miss someone who moves that ball and passes it between the lines very quickly, and he assists the assister.

"I think Tom Carroll was that player - he can do that, absolutely. I tried to bring Tom back [in January], it just wasn’t possible.”

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has identified hard work as one of the key aspects in their 1-0 win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium at the weekend. Spurs won the game courtesy of a Danny Rose header.

Lloris told the official Tottenham website: “We were strong and had good chances to score. We deserved to score one or two more but it’s okay, 1-0 is a great result for us.

“We all worked hard for each other and when that’s the case, it’s difficult to beat us.”

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