TEAM NEWS – Southampton substitutes: Cedric, Yoshida, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Pelle, Stekelenburg, Austin.
TEAM NEWS – Southampton (4-2-3-1): Forster; Martina, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Wanyama, Clasie; Mane, Davis, Tadic; Long.
TEAM NEWS – Tottenham substitutes: Vorm, N’Jie, Chadli, Wimmer, Carroll, Winks, Davies.
TEAM NEWS – Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Mason; Son, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.
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Mauricio Pochettino has spoken to Mousa Dembele about his violent conduct charge following his clash with Diego Costa Pochettino says he “cannot justify, but can understand.” the Spurs’ players’ actions during the altercation.
Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur head coach:
(on Tottenham Hotspur’s game against Chelsea on Monday)
“We showed big character, sometimes you cross the line and if you do that you need to pay – this is the rules. But, I think it was a good lesson for us for next season and I’m sure we will be.”
(on finishing second in the Premier League)
“We want to keep secon d place in the table. Nothing has changed for us. To finish in the top four is fantastic as that was our goal from the beginning of the season. I remember last season when we were here, last season our objective for the next season is to reduce the gap with the top four. We are in the top four. Maybe we feel disappointed, because we had a good opportunity to win.”
(on Mousa Dembele’s charge of violent conduct against Chelsea)
“If you cross the line, Mousa knows you need to pay like Dele Alli, (who received a three match ban) but this can happen in football. I think that we can not justify, but we can understand.”