Tottenham Hotspur media round-up: Boss defends Soldado, reported contract offer for Reid

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has leapt to the defence of Roberto Soldado after a bad miss in the FA Cup win against Burnley.

Soldado missed a great chance from six yards out during the game, which Spurs went onto win 4-2.

“In football you don't need to apologise, because we are sorry for him because I think he deserved a goal,” Pochettino was quoted by ESPN after the game.

The Daily Telegraph claims Tottenham are ready to meet the wage demands of West Ham United defender Winston Reid.

The paper claims West Ham fear he’s already agreed a move to his next club and it could well be Tottenham.

The offer reportedly on the table from the North Londoners is £60,000 per week and a signing on fee.

Pochettino has also been quoted by Sky Sports after the match, praising the character Tottenham showed.

Spurs were 2-0 down but fought back and showed too much for Burnley to cope with after 90 minutes.

“The team has shown character and faith. It's important to grow in the group. I am happy,” he said.

Tottenham now move on to face a Premier League game against Sunderland this weekend.

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