Tottenham should use Southampton game to scout summer signings

Tottenham, in second, are now seven points clear of their sixth-placed rivals after beating Southampton 2-1 on Sunday, but the manager brushed off talk of Arsenal. The Saints Head coach Claude Puel will pretty much have the entire lineup at disposal and ready to go, except the four crucial players who will be sidelined.

Janssen impressed as a late substitute against Southampton.

The 20-year-old former MK Dons player has now been involved in 17 goals this season (three assists).

"We are not anxious, we are in good condition". Let's break down three key ways the club can adapt to their new striker.

Spurs are 7/10 to win this fixture, but if you don't fancy them considering the loss of Harry Kane, Southampton are a well priced 4/1.

Pochettino knows that eye for an opening will be vital in the coming weeks while Tottenham's top scorer Harry Kane nurses an ankle injury sustained last week against Millwall.

Premier League - Follow the Football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton live with Eurosport. With United going into the game unbeaten in the league since October, there could hardly have been a greater contrast between the two sides' form.

"Tottenham now have to start picking up wins away from home and they haven't got as many as they should have done", he said.

The rumours are starting to circulate that Pochettino has not given up hope of attracting the South American to White Hart Lane, with potential scope for another attempt to sign him this summer. Pochettino believes that the Spurs underperformed in September because of the fact that the players were exhausted after the Euro Competition.

BBC reports that the defeat leaves the Saints 10th in the table and needing an improbable 30 points from the 33 left available to them in their remaining 11 games to match last season's tally of 63. Last of them were on current season, where Tottenham won by 1-4 goals in away games. But not for the next eight or nine games if he is out for that long.

The Italian striker quickly settled in England since his January move from Napoli and was bidding to become only the third player to score in his first four Premier League appearances.

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