Alli and Pochettino sing Foyth's praises

Rosalie Gross
November 11, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's Juan Foyth (left) scores his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park (pic: John Walton/PA Images).

"We were talking a lot in the week that, that (Foyth's errors in the last match) is football", he said. The character and the personality of the team is fantastic.

Palace will need to regroup during the upcoming worldwide break and prepare for what will prove to be another tough game upon their return to action when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. "Before the game we were talking a lot about how hard it is to play here", Pochettino told BT Sport.

Pochettino also compared the English style of gameplay with Italian style while saying "If Harry Kane is Italian and playing for the Italian side he will be a bit more protected because the Italian people are more protective of their players", and added "It is hard to push but when they are there they try to keep up there". Spurs had to make a change on 24 minutes when Keiran Trippier went down.

Spurs were dealt an injury blow when Kieran Trippier limped off midway through the first half with a groin injury, but Pochettino is hopeful he could still be fit for England's upcoming internationals with the U.S. and Croatia. "Everyone's ready to come in and perform", he added.

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Tottenham's best moments in the first period saw Harry Kane force Wayne Hennessey into a leap and punch away with a long range pile-driver that was going for the top corner.

It prompted things to open up as Palace took more chances. For Tottenham, Alli strode into a good position but his shot lacked power.

One man that has been nowhere near his best this campaign is attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, who has had a stop-start season due to injury.

Spurs fought through tough conditions on Sunday morning to win away at Selhurst Park, finding the game's only goal through Juan Foyth in the 66th minute. "The three points are massive".

It is fair to say that Spurs have produced few impressive performances this term, yet they made sure fourth spot in the table will remain theirs for the time being without playing particularly well. Subs: Kelly 6, Schlupp 7, Sorloth 4.

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