Pochettino provides updates on Vertonghen, Sissoko and Winks ahead of Ajax test

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

West Ham United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the Saturday’s Premier League early kick-off to become the first team to both score and win at Spurs’ new stadium.

It was an afternoon to forget for the players, management, and supporters in what was one of the worst performances of the season.

For the second home match in a row, Spurs struggled to show any creativity in the final third of the pitch and seemed too focused on trying to pass the ball into the net.

Even when Pochettino brought on Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen they did not play to their aerial strengths and rarely looked like threatening the Hammer’s lead.

Spurs almost dramatically equalised in injury time but Fabian Balbuena cleared a Vincent Janssen header off the line to help end a run of four games without a win for the Hammers and compound the lilywhite’s misery.

After the match, Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the possibility of Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks featuring against Ajax on Tuesday night after the trio were missing from the side that lost to West Ham.

He told Football.London: “Vertonghen for sure, Sissoko, I don’t know we will have to assess tomorrow. I think Harry Winks no.”

Vertonghen’s availability is a welcome return, Sissoko would provide a massive boost if he is able to recover from his groin problem.  Spurs are seriously lacking options in the middle of midfield and have missed the energetic performances of the Frenchman in recent matches.

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  1. As concerned as we are about these three players there is more than them to worry about , we have a full back in Trippier who should be sold , Dier is another poor performer with his bad passing & should go also , LLorente must be sold he is a big pansy , Jensen must be sold if we can get someone to buy him a waste of space , Lamela has to be sold never have I seen the amount of time wasted on an injury prone & a real poor footballer , Mauru has to go as well he is average against the minnows but when it comes against quality he is lost , we need our strength in the squad improved vastly building such a fantastic stadium will be wasted if Levy won`t give MP the money to spend £200,000,000 & less the selling on money from the not required any more plonkers , if we get 1/2 of the £200,000,000 we must improve greatly & there might be more players to sell on I have not mentioned , £200,000,000 will be pittance compared to other clubs come on Levy get the wallet out Quality not cheap quantity .


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