Mazzarri Pleased With Success' Showing For Watford Against Spurs

Lampard conceded on Sunday morning that the youngster is "a special player" and "better than me when I was 20, that's for sure".

Tottenham have managed and even flourished without their star guy. Kane made a return from injury in the 4-0 victory over Watford.

The talented midfielder was used in a deeper, more central role. This season has been his best by far, with multiple records set. He's added a lot more goals this year and that's important for him and the team.

It just wasn't to be for the 24-year-old.

The win, which moves Spurs four points behind Chelsea - for a few hours at least - is their 11th in a row at home in the Premier League and sixth on the spin in the league. Spurs do not tend to get frustrated, as the comeback at the Liberty proved, but Watford were making life tricky before his wonderful opening goal changed the course of the afternoon. "Maybe it will happen next week, I just have to be ready". He consistently came across as an extremely intelligent footballer. Eriksen is among the chief originators in an extremely remarkable team.

Now Spurs were motoring, and number two came on 38 minutes. He has assisted me so many times so I'm thankful!

Son scored twice against Watford, while also creating an assist. We can't affect how Chelsea will do, we need to go into every game with a winning mentality.

Tottenham revealed which they can make do with no striker if needs must in the previous couple of matches in the top flight.

After the 2-2 draw at Wembley, which saw Spurs exit the Europa League, Pochettino defended Alli, and he said his decision has since been justified by the player. But if Harry Kane is completely-fit then he can begin the following match it's as easy as that.

He told talkSPORT: "Dele Alli could play for anyone - he's that good". That means Son may find himself back on the replacement's seat.

Kane was back and is here to help Tottenham close the gap on Chelsea in a last gasp bid at the Premier League crown.

Spurs remain reliant on Chelsea dropping further points, which Pochettino acknowledged, but the manager was again encouraged that they are giving the title favourites so small a margin for error.

Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane in 2014 after an impressive spell at Southampton and has quickly become a fan favourite.

Here's what we learned from 90 minutes in north London that suggested the title race is still alive. "The fact that he's built a team, he's believed in young players and brought them through", said Neville on Sky Sports. Victor Wanyama, who was named to Tottenham's bench, was pulled from the match day squad, with Josh Onomah taking his place.

  • Julie Sanders