Tottenham latest, clubs awaits Naughton scan results, Vertonghen on Saints win

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

Tottenham are awaiting confirmation on the injury right-back Kyle Naughton suffered during yesterday's 1-0 win over Southampton at White Hart Lane according to the London Evening Standard.

The defender was due to have a scan on his right ankle today after leaving White Hart Lane in a protective foot, and there are fears he may not be able to play for the rest of the calendar year.

Yesterday's win over Southampton took Spurs on to 11 points, on the same points as Manchester United who are in fourth place at this early stage of the season.

Jan Vertonghen hailed the side's defensive effort in yesterday's win against the Saints as they kept the first clean sheet in the league since August.

He told the club's official website: “I thought we had a good game. Southampton are a similar team to us but we defended very well.

“As we did against Arsenal, we showed what we are capable of as a team.

“The goal we conceded at the Emirates was a bit unlucky but this week we were strong at the back and the midfielders did a great job as well."

Ryan Mason seems to be enjoying life as a first-team player in recent weeks. Having made an impact scoring in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest, Mason has been afforded more opportunities, and has been talking to the club's website about his experiences.

He said: “It’s a great feeling. I keep saying it, but the last couple of weeks have been unbelievable for me and it was great to get three points on my home debut."

Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Manchester City, where they lost 6-0 last season, and captain Younes Kaboul has called on his team to be ready this time around.

He's quoted in the London Evening Standard, saying: "What happened last season was last season. In football the most important thing is the present and we look at the future. We look forward to this game.

"Football is football, you never know what can happen, but mentally and physically we have to be ready for this game."

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