Tottenham round-up, Pochettino updates on trio, build-up to QPR trip

Pochettino

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

Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has said that Emmanuel Adebayor is still part of his plans, despite him not appearing for the club since the FA Cup defeat to Leicester City at the end of January.

Adebayor was linked with a move away from the club in January but nothing materialised, and the London Evening Standard also reports that both Younes Kaboul and Etienne Capoue are still in his plans despite not featuring for the side of late.

Pochettino told reporters: “Always for every game its my decision, my choice. I think that they understand. All of our squad is fully fit and we need to pick 11 players. We have 25 players but we only need 18.”

Defender Kyle Walker has said the side were guilty of giving Swansea easy goals on Wednesday night in the 3-2 win over Swansea City.

Though Spurs have looked threatening going forward, they can still appear fragile at the back, and Walker has told the club's website:

“I feel that teams are coming here sometimes and we’re probably giving them a bit too easy goals from a defensive point of view, but we showed good character in the second half to come back out and do the attacking."

This weekend Tottenham are in Premier League action against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road as they look to make up ground on their rivals for the Champions League places, and Pochettino wants the side to keep performing, and perform consistently after a gruelling fixture schedule.

He added: "We need to go step by step. That is why the next game is important. We have 11 games left to finish the season and it is important to be solid and consistent in our performances.”

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