Mauricio Pochettino unsure of Harry Kane inclusion against Watford
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 0:07
Defender Jan Vertonghen spoke for the Spurs dressing room as he promised Tottenham fans: "I don't know what is necessary to win the league, maybe a bit of luck I don't know, but I think this group is something very special".
But nearly out of nothing, the Swans took an early lead, through Routledge on 11 minutes after a long ball forward from goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi found Jordan Ayew, who raced on goal before feeding the wide player to sweep home inside the box.
Palace also suffered defeat having taken the lead, going down 3-1 against Southampton at St Mary's, and Sam Allardyce's team were trimmed to 11/2 from 7/1 as the loss left them just three points above 18th-placed Swansea.
But it was Swansea's defensive effort which provided the foundation for their admirable display, and looked set to earn them a first league win over Spurs since 1982.
"We do need to decide tomorrow if he will be in the starting XI or on the bench".
Vertonghen continued: "I think we've proven in the a year ago or two now what we're capable of".
"Today was a hard game and the team showed big character". But the most important thing is that we never gave up.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Harry Kane is "feeling good" after returning to first-team training, but is unsure whether he will risk the striker from the off against Watford this weekend.
The arrival of new manager Paul Clement appeared to breathe life into Swansea City, though they've stalled again with only one point from their last three games.
Swansea ended the midweek round of fixtures in the relegation zone after Hull claimed a huge win against fellow strugglers Middlesbrough.
Eriksen then added a third in added time to complete a stunning fightback and leave their opponents crestfallen.
But Spurs struggled to break down a well-drilled Swansea unit who were happy to defend deep and utilise the strength and pace of Ayew on the break.
Spurs were enjoying the majority of possession but they were nearly caught out when Naughton reached Alfie Mawson's terrific cross-field ball and his effort deflected inches wide off Davies.
Fabianski groggily got to his feet and immediately kept out an Alli header, and insisted he was fine to continue. Given seven extra minutes in the game, Delle Alli scored a first goal to tie the game and shortly after, Son scored another goal, to take the lead for the first time.