Tottenham latest, Dembele wants to bounce back, Kaboul targets trophy

A selection of the latest news surrounding Tottenham Hotspur this Monday evening.

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has said the side can't afford to lose the likes of West Brom after a James Morrison header was enough to give the Baggies the points at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Dembele has said the side is determined to bounce back when they face Nottingham Forest in the League Cup this week, telling the club's website: “It’s difficult to talk after a game like this. I didn’t think we started too badly but we didn’t create too many chances. In the second half we didn’t play that well.

“The positive thing is that we have another match coming very quickly but it’s not going to be easy against Forest.”

There's a familiar face managing Forest in the form of former left-back Stuart Pearce and it's a game that Pearce is relishing. 

He told Sky Sports: "It will be a special occasion because we had some fantastic games against them over the years, they are a fantastic side - one of the top five teams in the Premier League. It is a tough tie for us.

"But it is a game we should be looking forward to. Tottenham did very well at the City Ground and we seemed to do well at White Hart Lane. It is a massive game for the club and a great test for us, once again."

Newly appointed club captain Younes Kaboul has stressed the importance of the game against Forest, saying the club wants to win some silverware this season - which would be seven years after the last major honour.

He told Spurs TV: “The game on Wednesday is important because we want to win something this season. Forest are a good side, they are doing well in the Championship and we have to bounce back straight away.”

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