Tottenham latest, Pochettino's delight at Lamela call-up, Lloris positive after start

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

Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has spoken of his delight that Erik Lamela was given a call up to the Argentina squad for this week's internationals. 

Lamela was called up to replace Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the world cup finalists' squad, and Pochettino told the club's website: "It's very good for Erik, especially after last season when he was injured.

"This this is very important for his confidence and belief. It's also important for Tottenham and we're all very pleased for him."

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris doesn't seem to be too concerned after the side lost 3-0 to Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Spurs struggled to bounce back after Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the visitors in the early stages, and Lloris maintains that the side is in a 'good way' having picked up six points from their first three games, and qualified for the group stages of the Europa League.

He told the Tottenham website: “When you concede a goal after nine minutes it starts to be difficult.

“We now have to learn from this game. It’s just the beginning of the season, our third game, and we know that we are in a good way but we have to keep going, keep working and keep the right spirit."

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has highlights one external reason why it is difficult for his old side to get back into the top four.

As well as talking about the Spurs squad in an interview with TalkSport, Sherwood also highlighted the progress of one other club from last season making it all the more difficult for the side to realise their ambitions of the return of Champions League football.

He said: “The emergence of Liverpool has put everyone’s nose out because it’s another spot which looks like it’s going to be taken. Brendan [Rodgers] has done a great job there.”

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