Tottenham Hotspur media round-up: Returning duo backed to perform this week

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

The Daily Mail has reported that West Ham United defender Winston Reid is set to sign a new contract.

Reid has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, but it’s now unclear as to whether Tottenham will get the chance to make him an offer.

The paper claims West Ham’s owners have put a good offer to him, which is around what he’s looking for.

Swansea boss Garry Monk has been quoted by the Daily Mail suggesting Gylfi Sigurdsson will be out to prove a point against Tottenham.

The midfielder moved to the Swans from White Hart Lane last summer and has made a decent start to life in Wales.

It will be interesting to see whether he has extra determination when he faces up to his former club this week.

“When you play against former clubs you do want to prove a point and show that other team what you are missing - and that's the case with Gylfi and Kyle,” said Monk.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has been quoted by FourFourTwo suggesting the club have no excuses for not qualifying for the Champions League.

The winger has suggested that the lighter schedule the side have after their League Cup defeat gives them an advantage in the Premier League.

Fewer games means fresher players, which will be important in the race for a top four place.

“It's all to play for and there's no excuses about the schedule, Thursday-Sunday, any more. It's just straight weekend games until the end of the season,” he said.

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