Tottenham round-up, Rose gives honest assessment, injury update on duo

Danny Rose Tottenham warmup

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

Tottenham defender Danny Rose said the side didn't play particularly well during the 4-3 win over Leicester City at the weekend.

In an interview with the club's website, Rose said the side needs to learn how to see out games when they get a cushion instead of letting their opponents back into the game, which is becoming something of an unwanted trend for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

He said: “When we go 2-0 up we have to learn how to see out the game and make it 3-0 or 4-0.

“I don’t think we played particularly well but nevertheless again we’ve shown the character that we’ve got throughout the team and we managed to hold on for a valuable three points.”

Ryan Mason had similar comments to make, but added the side showed good character to eventually get the win after they were pegged back to 2-2 after holding a seemingly commanding lead.

He told the club's website: “It was important to bounce back from the disappointment of last week’s defeat at [Manchester] United. Leicester made it tough for us but we got the three points so we’re all happy."

The London Evening Standard is reporting that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris should be back to face Aston Villa on April 11. The Frenchman has been ruled out of the international break and will also miss the trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.

Lloris was stretchered off in the early stages of the game against Leicester with a knee injury, but it doesn't appear to be too serious.

The Standard also reports that defender Eric Dier will miss England's under-21 game against the Czech Republic with a black eye. He is to remain with Tottenham for further assessment.

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