wnol.info January 19 2018

Spurs cut Chelsea gap to four points

January 19 2018, 05:39 | Perry Erickson

If another player can get 20-plus goals a season it really helps the team.

After M'Baye Niang shot at Lloris and Craig Cathcart dragged an effort into the side-netting, Janssen should have put Spurs ahead when he turned a cross on to the crossbar from close range. "If you don't show a strong mentality in 24, 25 players then you will not be able to rotate and give opportunities to others and they don't feel like an important part of the project, then it is hard to win titles".

During his career with West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City, Lampard managed 177 Premier League goals, a record for a midfielder, but he believes Alli, who already has 26 league goals, is on course to beat that total.

"Today it is a collective matter, more than before".

Second-placed Tottenham's sixth successive league victory took them to 68 points from 31 games with Chelsea, who face Bournemouth away later, on 72.

Alli and his Tottenham team-mates drove a bus through the Watford defence in a game in which Harry Kane made his early return from an ankle injury as a substitute.

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri had on Saturday in his post-match press conference expressed delight with Success" performance against Spurs but urged him to do "much better' in some situations.

His 16 goals are more than any other midfielder in the league this season and Lampard has heaped praise on the England global. "We have to do our jobs".

"They faltered last season and I don't think there's any pressure on Tottenham this season".

Asked whether or not Alli was the best youngster in Europe, Pochettino said "one of the best, if not the best" telling people to "look at his age and statistics".

Trippier would most likely start for most Premier League teams, hence The Mirror's report that Everton are keen to land him this summer, and there have been suggestions that he could join Walker in the England squad. It's to be focused and to try to be ready next week: "we will see what happens". That is most important.

"It's Bournemouth next, another tough game but we're back at the Lane, confident and looking forward to it".

Kane missed a few chances towards the end, while Son also missed a sitter for his hat-trick, but overall England striker's late introduction will be a further boot to Spurs as they continue to make this title chase interesting with seven games to play.

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