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SPURS v CITY: OPPOSITION VIEW

23 December 2015

  TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR  

Nickname: Spurs
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino 
2014-15: 5th
Ground: White Hart Lane 

POCHETTINO ON BOXING DAY
Mauricio Pochettino's ranks have been boosted with Ryan Mason and Danny Rose set to return for the Boxing Day meeting with the Canaries.

The Argentinian head coach revealed at his press conference on Wednesday that long-term absentees Clinton Njie and Alex Pritchard will be the only sidelined players on Saturday.



"All are fit," he said. “It’s only Clinton Njie and Alex Pritchard who are still out.

"The good news is that Ryan Mason started training from the beginning of the week with the group in a normal way. Danny Rose is back too."

STAR PLAYER
Harry Kane has carried on from where he left off last season by continuing to perform at the top level for Spurs.

The striker was on loan at the Canaries during the 2012-13 campaign, but only made three starts after his time in Norfolk was disrupted by an ankle injury.



Last year, his prolific record in the Europa League eventually led to him establishing himself as Mauricio Pochettino's leading frontman in all competitions.

He made his 100th appearance for the club in their last outing at Southampton, scoring his 47th goal to set his team on their way to an important victory.

LAST TIME OUT
Tottenham bounced back from their disappointing home reverse to Newcastle United by beating Southampton 2-0 last Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino led Spurs to victory against his former employers, three points that lifted them into the UEFA Champions League qualifying places in the Premier League table.



It was a three-minute spell just prior to half-time that swung the game in their favour.

Harry Kane's smart finish on 40 minutes edged his side ahead before Dele Alli converted from close-range moments later after beating the Saints' offside trap.

THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (c), Michel Vorm.

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Federico Fazio, Kevin Wimmer, Ben Davies.

Midfielders
: Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Clinton Njie, Andros Townsend, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Alex Pritchard, Thomas Carroll.

Attackers
: Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela.



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