Tottenham media round-up, international build-up featuring Chadli and Davies

Nacer Chadli

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

The main focus for Tottenham fans during this international break is likely to be on England with four players potentially involved in tonight's qualifier with Lithuania at Wembley, with Ryan Mason and Harry Kane called up to the squad along with Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker.

Kane is widely tipped to start tonight's Euro 2016 qualifier, but it's not just with England where Spurs are represented, as there is some focus on Group B with both Belgium and Wales.

Nacer Chadli is among the players representing Belgium, who are the favourites to top the group but they haven't set the world alight in their group just yet.

However, in an interview with the Guardian, Chadli suggests the side still aren't used to being talked about as one of the favourites when it comes to qualification - or when they get to major tournaments.

He said: “The favourites tag is something we’re still trying to come to terms with. Even three or four years ago we were a small country that nobody really cared about. Now everybody knows about our squad and we’re no longer underestimated."

Also in Group B are Wales who face a difficult game against Israel this weekend, and their start has been pretty good as they have managed to pick up a total of eight points from their first four games. 

Ben Davies is quoted by the Tottenham website saying the side must get something from their trip to Israel to keep them firmly in the hunt to qualify for their first major tournament finals since 1958.

Davies said: “It’s a tough game away but if we can get something out there it will put us in a good position to push on again.

“We know if we want to succeed in this group it’s a game we have to go and pick up points in.

“There is a lot of positivity in the squad, especially after how we’ve started the group and we have to continue picking up points.”

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