Tottenham latest, Pochettino's call falls on deaf ears, Mason keen to hold place

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

The Premier League has no plans to schedule games for Monday nights for participants in the Europa League despite calls from Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino according to the London Evening Standard.

Pochettino suggested that playing on Monday's would help prepare the sides better and be able to play more attractive football.

But the Standard's report suggests that it would be impractical for the broadcasters, an is likely to have problems for supporters wishing to attend the games as well.

Ryan Mason is hoping to hold down his place in the Spurs side after the 23-year-old started again against Crystal Palace.

He told the Tottenham website: “It’s great to be out there, great to be starting and it’s what I’ve wanted for a long time, so I’m not going to let up.

“The fans appreciate the home-grown players coming through and they can see what it means for us to pull on the shirt.

“As long as I’m out on the pitch I’ll give nothing less than 100%.”

Under-18's coach Kieran McKenna told the club's website of his delight after his side beat Blackburn 4-1 in the FA Youth Cup to reach the fourth round.

A hat-trick from Ismail Azzaoui and a goal from Josh Onomah was enough to take the side through.

McKenna was pleased with the way the side responded after the visitors equalised, saying: “We were playing against an aggressive, physical team that came to press us and for them to score with what from our point of view was a poor goal to concede, it would have been easy for the boys to let their heads go down."

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