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

Tottenham Hotspur captain Younes Kaboul is looking for the side to put behind their disappointing 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United when they take on Brighton in the League Cup at White Hart Lane this week.

Spurs led at the break through Emmanuel Adebayor, only for the visitors to turn the game around through Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez.

The Frenchman told the club’s website: “We didn’t concede any chances but then we let a goal in after about five seconds in the second half. At 1-1 we tried to push and score the second, but Newcastle then scored for 2-1 and that was terrible for us. After that, our confidence went down.

“We have another game on Wednesday against Brighton in the Capital One Cup where we need to make our task easier on the pitch by trying to kill the game as early as we can. Like Sunday, if we manage to score the second goal the game is over for sure. But we have to kill the game and avoid chances against us.

“We’ve no choice but to go forward now. When you get criticism, you have to face it.”

Kaboul was also quoted in the London Evening Standard slamming the side’s concentration after half time, and said the squad needs ‘more personality’.

He said: “Do we need more personality in the squad? Maybe, yes. When you concede a goal straight after coming back on the pitch, you need to reply immediately. You need to send a big signal, ‘Okay, you scored, but now we’re going to reply.’”

With the transfer window two months away from opening, it still doesn’t stop a rumour and TalkSport have picked up on reports in Germany suggesting they could be interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer, who was part of the Germany World Cup winning squad. Kramer is currently on loan from Bayer Leverkusen.

TalkSport have also picked up on reports in France suggesting Spurs are after Lassana Diarra, who is currently a free agent. 

The 29-year-old was reportedly a target for Queens Park Rangers in the summer.

In other news, Report: Kalidou Koulibaly could be tempted by Newcastle offer, new owners want him