Pre Match Video
Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur manager (asked what he expects of his team against Sunderland on Saturday following Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat against Leicester City):
“I think it’s important to react after our defeat last night and, it’s a good opportunity, a quick opportunity Saturday, to change the feeling that we have, because the feeling is about the result because if we score before or because we create a lot of chance(s), if we had scored before maybe today we speak in a different way. One-nil, two-nil (win for Tottenham) maybe, how…. change the feeling, no. But, one thing is the feeling, another is our vision about how we play or our future.
“We cannot change for some result our plan and, our view about our squad. I think that you know, because I explain in a lot of…. time, that we find the right profile and the…. player that can improve our squad. We work hard for that and if we can add some player(s) we are open.”
Sunderland substitutes: Rodwell, Borini, Toivonen, Mannone, Fletcher, Kirchhoff, Watmore.
Sunderland starting line-up (4-3-3): Pickford; Jones, Brown, O’Shea, Van Aanholt; Johnson, Cattermole, M’Vila; Graham, Defoe, Lens.
Spurs substitutes: Son, Vorm, Chadli, Onomah, Wimmer, Carroll, Davies.
Spurs starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.