Tottenham evening round-up, Pochettino on Adebayor relationship, Davies rues missed chances

Emmanuel Adebayor

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.

Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino says he still has a good relationship with striker Emmanuel Adebayor, reports the London Evening Standard, despite the 30-year-old not featuring in the last five matches.

Harry Kane has been the man to start for Spurs recently given his form, but Roberto Soldado got the nod at White Hart Lane in the Europa League game against Fiorentina, and took his opportunity with a goal.

Pochettino is quoted saying: "My relationship with Ade? It's a good relationship, the only problem is I need to pick 18 players for every game."

Ben Davies appeared to rue missed opportunities last night as the side couldn't make things more comfortable, meaning Spurs will have to chase the game a little in Florence given the crucial away goal the Italians have in the second leg.

The left-back told the club's website: “We had the chances to pick up the second goal, maybe even the third in the first half and if we’d done that, I’m sure the tie would have been completely different but we didn’t take advantage of those chances and now we’ve got to go away and do a job out there."

The club returns to Premier League action this weekend and will hope to get their campaign for a place in next season's Champions League back on track when they face West Ham United on Sunday lunchtime. 

Hugo Lloris told the London Evening Standard: "We are in good form and in a good way and we are now at the most important period of the season and every point will be decisive for the league"

And finally, Tottenham have taken a big step towards to their new stadium becoming a reality after a local business lost their legal challenge.

The London Evening Standard reports a local business lost their challenge against a compulsory purchase order.

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